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More than 5.5M power cords recalled by Hewlett-Packard due to property damage, overheating

Hewlett-Packard (HP), the multinational information technology corporation, has announced an immense recall of nearly 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords, which have the potential to overheat and start a fire. Before the recall’s announcement, HP received word of 29 incidents involving the power cords overheating, melting or charring. As a result, two consumers reported minor burns while 13 claimed minor property damage. HP’s LS-15 AC power cord was distributed by HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and came with other AC adapter-powered accessories. The recalled power cords are black and feature an “LS-15” molded mark on the ... Read More