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HP And Google Recall Charger Due To Burn Risk

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 9:24am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. are recalling about 145,000 computer chargers because they can overheat and melt, creating a fire and burn hazard.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the recalled chargers were sold with the HP Chromebook 11 from October to November at Best Buy, Amazon.com and Google Play and HP Shopping online for about $280.

Consumers should stop using this product and contact Google for a free replacement charger, the commission said.

Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use. There is one report of a small burn to a consumer and one report of damage to a pillow from an overheating charger.

The recalled devices are black with a 6-foot long cord with the model number "MU15-N1052-A00S," which is stamped on the face of the battery charger.

Consumers can contact Google at (866) 628-1371 for more information or go online at http://chromebook.com and click on the Chromebook link at the top of the page and then click on the support link.

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