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Recall of IBM notebook adapters announced!


IBM recently announced a recall of their AC adapters for notebook computers.


This question was answered on September 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) & IBM recently announced a recall of AC Power Adapters used in notebook computers IBM is voluntarily recalling about 225,000 units and advise all consumers to immediately stop using the products unless otherwise instructed The recalled power adapters may overheat and cause damage to the circuit board, which poses a fire hazard to users, although no injuries have been reported

The recalled 56W AC power adapters were shipped primarily with IBM ThinkPad i Series, 390 and 240 Series, and s Series notebook computers The adapters have three hollow pins at the AC inlet and part number 02K6549 on a label on the top of the unit

Consumers with the recalled units are advised to stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact IBM to make arrangements for a free replacement unit.

For information on the adapter retrofit kit, log on to the company's Web site:

For more information on this recall please go to:

U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on September 2, 2004