Nokia is recalling up to 14 million phone chargers because they may transmit an electric shock to users. PC World has details:
Nokia says it will replace for free millions of faulty cellphone chargers that pose a shock hazard to its users. Nokia says the plastic casing surrounding the chargers in question could separate, exposing the unit’s internal components, creatinging a shock hazard.
The fault was discovered during a routine quality inspection, and Nokia says it knows of no incidents where a user has been injured by this flaw. The recall affects users in the United States, Canada, and other countries around the world.
Three separate chargers are affected by today’s announcement. Those being recalled are Nokia’s chargers with model numbers AC-3E and AC-3U manufactured between June 15, 2009 and August 9, 2009, as well as Model number AC-4U manufactured between April 13, 2009 and October 25, 2009.
To return your charger unit, go to Nokia’s dedicated charger exchange Website, and enter your charger’s model and identification numbers. The Website will then lead you through the steps required to exchange your charger. If you’re unsure if your charger unit is affected, you can also check your model using the exchange site.