Nokia Recalls Tablet Travel Chargers Due to Electrocution Hazard
Nokia has issued a recall affecting travel charger kits for Nokia Lumia 2520 tablets. 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.
This recall includes the travel charger kit sold separately for the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, also called the AC-300 charger accessory kit. The kit comes with four different plugs for use in electrical outlets in the U.S. , U.K., EU 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 this recall.
The recalled Nokia travel charger kits were sold at AT&T and Verizon Wireless authorized dealers and retailers nationwide and online from January 2014 to May 2014.
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. Both will provide a free replacement U.S. -only charger for their Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet.
For more on this recall, contact Nokia toll-free at 888-665-4228.