The power adapter casing can break when plugged into an electrical outlet
Barnes & Noble has announced a recall of approximately 147,000 power adapters, which were sold with the NOOK 7 Tablet. The power adapter casing can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metal prongs, posing an electric shock hazard.
This recall involves the black power adapter sold with the NOOK Tablet 7". The adapter bears a model number of TPA-95A050100UU and a manufacture date of 201610. The NOOK Tablet 7" model number BNTV450 is located on the back of the NOOK.
Thus far, Barnes & Noble has received four reports of the power adapter breaking or pulling apart exposing the metal prongs. No injuries have been reported, to date.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power adapters and register online for a free replacement adapter along with a Barnes & Noble $5 gift card. Once registered, consumers will be able to print a pre-paid UPS label to return the recalled adapters to Barnes & Noble.
Consumers will receive replacement adapters in the mail. Until a replacement adapter is received, consumers are advised to charge their NOOK Tablet 7" through their computer using a USB cable.
The recalled adapters were sold at Barnes & Noble stores and online from November 2016 to January 2017 for about $50.
Consumers with any additional questions or concerns can contact Barnes & Noble toll-free at (877) 886-5025.