Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

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A view of a Hewlett-Packard computer in Washington,DC on December 31, 2013. Struggling US computer giant Hewlett-Packard plans to slash 5,000 more jobs than previously announced because of a difficult business environment, a regulatory filing shows.HP will eliminate 34,000 positions by the end of its fiscal year next October, up from an earlier estimate of 29,000, said a document dated December 31, 2013 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The California-based firm, one of the biggest makers of personal computers, is in the midst of a multi-year restructuring to cope with the shift away from PCs to mobile devices. The company said the increased job cuts were "due to continued market and business pressures." AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 26 at 2:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.

HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring, resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.

The Hewlett-Packard LS-15 AC power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, and with AC adapter-powered accessories including docking stations.

The power cords are black and have an "LS-15" molded on the AC adapter end of the cord. They were manufactured in China.

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