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HP Recalls 6 Million Laptop Power Cords Because They Might Catch On Fire

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Got a HP or Compaq laptop? Better check the power cord; HP is recalling 6 million of them due to a fire risk.

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The voluntary recall affects chargers included with some HP and Compaq laptops, mini laptops, and charging stations sold between September 2010 and June 2012 and only affects the power cord, the part that attaches the brick to the wall. So far the cables have been found to be responsible for 29 incidents of minor burns and property damage.

Faulty cords—prone to overheat, catch on fire, or pose a burn hazard—will have a marking of LS-15 on the part of the cable that plugs into the brick, and if you have one you should stop using it immediately and head to HP's website to get a replacement. [HP via PCWorld]

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You should note that the photo above is the wrong cord. The recalled cord has a different connector on it.