For people who are always on the go, notebook computers and computer cables and adapters are indispensable tools. Because of another product recall, the importance of being more discerning with the purchase of computer accessories has been emphasized yet again.
Battery-Biz Inc., a California-based company, pulled out about 1,300 units of power adapters for notebook computers because of burn hazards. This is according to a report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The company recalled the Duracell 130W Combo Power Adapters that were manufactured in China and sold on the internet through Dell.Com and DuracellDirect.Com from February of 2008 to March 2008. This was in response to the reports that it received of five cases of overheating power adapters. There haven't been any reported injuries as yet.
The product in question comes with model numbers EA10900, AC-6501, and DRUM130. Consumers are also advised to check out the date codes and verify if the following are on their adapters: 0804 and 0805. The information can be found on the rating label located at the back of the product. The adapters are designed for use in notebook computers and have the words, “DURACELL UNIVERSAL POWER ADAPTER” printed in front of the products.
Battery-Biz advises concerned consumers to stop using the recalled adapters and return it to the company so they can get a free replacement. The company has already sent notices to consumers that are recorded to own the recalled products.