Hewlett-Packard has recalled more than six million laptop power cords citing a “fire and burn hazard.” The power cord in question is called ‘LS-15’ and connects to HP’s Compaq notebooks, mini notebook computers, and accessories like docking stations. Also Read - 89% gamers in India prefer PC gaming over mobile gaming: Reveals HP Gaming report
“Customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement,” HP’s statement reads. Also Read - COMPUTEX 2021: Intel launches two new 11th Gen U-series processors
The cord was bundled with HP’s laptops and accessories sold between September 2010 and June 2012. The company however says that not all laptops sold at that time are affected. According to the company, buyers in US and Canada are the most affected. Also Read - Laptop guide: 5 best laptops under Rs 30,000 you can get for work from home
To check if you are eligible for the replacement program, check your power cord and see if it says “LS-15” at the adaptor end. If yes, then you can head over to HP’s website to apply for the replacement program.