HP recalls 6 million computer cords for fire risk

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The government said the recalled chargers look like this and are stamped with the code "LS-15."

Gregory Wallace, NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — HP is warning customers: Check your laptop charging cord to see if it’s at risk of overheating.

Hewlett-Packard and federal regulators on Tuesday recalled 6 million power cords sold between September 2010 and June 2012 with some HP and Compaq notebook computers, as well as certain docking stations.

They warned the cords could overheat and catch fire. Of the 29 reported cases, two involved burns and there were 13 claims of property damage.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission warned the recalled power cords should be unplugged immediately.

To see if your cord is affected by the recall, go to the HP Cord Recall site.

1 Comment

  • Smith

    My cord is said to be not affected by the site. But I will say this it does get extremely hot. I have been very careful right from the start of buying my laptop at Best Buy.

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