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Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Recall Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

September 2, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Notebook Computer AC Power Cords. Specific model numbers for the recalled product are listed on the CPSC website.

HP and Compaq have announced a voluntary recall of their notebook computer AC power cords. HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating, melting or charring. There have been 13 reports of minor property damage. The AC power cord can overheat and melt, posing a potential fire and burn hazard. The recall involves Hewlett-Packard’s LS-15 AC power cord. The cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers. The involved notebook and mini notebook computers and accessories were sold at computer and electronic stores worldwide from September 2010 through June 2012.

This recall presents a potential avenue of recovery about which subrogation professionals should be aware when evaluating fires in residential and commercial losses.

If you require additional information or have any questions, please contact one of our subrogation attorneys.