If you own a Nokia Lumia 2520 travel charger, don’t use it. Travel charger kits for the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablets were recalled on Wednesday, June 18, due to concerns of an electrocution hazard according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall says these chargers are also known as AC-300 charger accessory kits, and include four plugs for different electrical outlets in the U.S., U.K., E.U. and Australia. The black plastic chargers measure about 2.75 inches high by 2.3 inches wide. U.S. chargers that were sold with the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet are not included in the recall.
No Problems Reported From Use
At this time no problems have been reported from use of the Nokia travel chargers, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission says the product poses a danger because “the plastic cover on the charger’s exchangeable plugs can come loose and separate, exposing internal components that pose an electrocution hazard if touched while the plug remains in a live socket.”
The chargers are manufactured in China and were sold at AT&T and Verizon Wireless authorized dealers and retailers including att.com and Verizon.com from January 2014 to May 2014.
Stop Using Immediately
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chargers and contact Nokia for instructions on receiving a full refund from Verizon Wireless or a credit from AT&T for the travel chargers and both will provide a free replacement U.S.-only charger for their Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet.”
For more information regarding the recall, you can contact Nokia directly on their toll-free line at 888-665-4428 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or online at www.nokia.com. If you use the website, just click on “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page.
If you have experienced an incident involving the Nokia Lumia 2520 travel charger kit, you are asked to report the incident to SaferProducts.gov.