Toshiba Laptop AC adapters recalled after hundreds catch fire

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Roughly 16.8 cardinal Toshiba laptop AC adapters sold crossed the U.S. and Canada are being recalled aft hundreds of cases wherever the merchandise overheated oregon caught fire, with twelve of insignificant pain injuries reported, according to a announcement posted Wednesday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

The callback involves AC adapters sold separately and with Toshiba marque idiosyncratic laptop computers astatine retailers nationwide and from April 2008 done April 2014 for betwixt $25 and $75, stated Irvine, Calif.-based Dynabook Americas Inc., formerly Toshiba PC Company.

Manufactured successful China, the imported adapters tin overheat and spark, making them a pain and occurrence hazard. The institution has received 679 reports of the adapters catching connected fire, melting and burning, arsenic good arsenic 43 reports of insignificant pain injuries.

recalled-toshiba-ac-adapter.jpg An representation of a recalled Toshiba AC laptop adapter. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Those who purchased the recalled adapters should halt utilizing them and interaction Dynabook for a escaped replacement. More than 60 exemplary numbers are being recalled: People tin cheque here oregon here to find retired if they ain 1 and for instructions connected ordering a replacement.

People volition person to taxable a photograph of their AC adapter with the powerfulness cord chopped and certify due disposal to to person a escaped replacement.

About 15.5 cardinal of the recalled adapters were sold successful the U.S. and different 1.3 cardinal successful Canada.

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