Hewlett-Packard Recalls Nearly 6 Million Power Cords Because Melting Doesn’t Charge The Computer

cordComputer power cords are meant to provide juice to your device; they aren’t meant to melt or catch fire. So when that happens, it’s time for a recall. Such is the case for Hewlett-Packard.

The computer company recalled nearly 6 million LS-15 AC power cords in the United States and Canada because they can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

Hewlett-Packard received 29 reports of the melting or charring power cords, two that included claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.

The black power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories such as docking stations and have an “LS-15″ molded mark on the AC adapter.

About 5.6 million power cords were sold in the United States, while 446,700 were sold in Canada from September 2010 to June 2012 at electronic stores and hp.com.

CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords. Hewlett-Packard will replace the cords for free.

Hewlett-Packard Recalls Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards [Consumer Product Safety Commission]