Recall corner: Nokia chargers

nokia-charger-2.jpgThe latest company to take up residence in the Recall Corner is the mobile phone giant Nokia, due to a possible electric shock hazard…

Following on from Belkin and its problems with a power surge protector a fortnight ago, Nokia has launched an exchange programme involving power chargers. Up to 14 million charges could be affected, reportedly, according to Reuters (via Engadget).

States Nokia:

We have determined that the plastic covers of the affected chargers could come loose and separate, exposing the charger’s internal components and potentially posing an electric shock hazard if certain internal components are touched while the charger is plugged into a live socket.

While we are not aware of any incidents or injuries related to the affected chargers, as a precautionary measure, we will exchange affected charger models free-of-charge.

The affected chargers are those manufactured by BYD between June 15, 2009 and August 9, 2009 and with the following model types: AC -3U, AC-3E, and those manufactured by BYD between April 13, 2009 and October 25, 2009 and with the following model type AC-4U.

You can check model numbers online to see whether a particular charger is affected.

Previous Recall Corners:

* Recall Corner: Sony AC adapter, Belkin power surge protector

* Acer Aspire notebook

* Lenovo, Nikon, Wal-Mart & Asda

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