HP has just announced the recall of approximately 6 million power cords belonging to HP and Compaq laptop owners in the USA and Canada.
The reason? They tend to overheat, leading to melting insulation – and even fires in some cases.
The “brick” section of the power cord and the wire that’s permanently attached to it appear to be fine. It’s the cord that plugs into and detaches from the “brick” that’s defective. [Read more…]