Dell Inc. recalls power adapters for notebook computers!

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CPSC & Dell Inc. recently announced a recall of power adapters for notebook computers.

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This question was answered on July 9, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) & Dell Inc recently announced a recall of power adapters for specified notebook computers Dell Inc is voluntarily recalling about 28,000 units across the United States The recalled power adapters can pose a shock hazard to users although none have been reported

The recalled adapters were sold as an option for Dell notebook models including their Latitude D400, D500, D505, D600, D800, X300, and Inspiron 300M, 500M, 510M, 600M, I8500 and I8600 “Dell,” “Dell P/N W1451” is printed on top of the adapters These models were sold at Dell’s Web site, through their mail order catalogs, and by phone order from December 2003 through May 2004 between $90 and $110

Consumers with the recalled units are advised to stop using the adapter and contact Dell for a free retrofit kit

For information on the adapter retrofit kit, log on to the company's Web site:

http://support.dell.com/us/en/kb/document.asp?dn=1090291

For more information on this recall please go to:

U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on July 9, 2004