Google and HP Recall HP Chromebook 11 Chargers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Charger Can Overheat and Melt
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: HP Chromebook 11 power supply/charger
Hazard: The computer's charger can overheat and melt, posing fire and burn hazards.
Consumer Contact: Google toll-free at (866) 628-1371 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT seven days a week, or online at http://chromebook.com and click on the Chromebook link at the top of the page and then click on Support for more information.
Units: About 145,000 units
Description: This recall involves chargers that were sold with the HP Chromebook 11. The charger is black with outlet pins, measures 1Â¾ inches by Â¾ inches, and has a 6-foot long cord with a micro-USB connector on the end. The model number of the charger is MU15-N1052-A00S, which is stamped on the face of the battery charger that has the outlet pins.
Incidents/Injuries: Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use. There is one report of a small burn to a consumer and one report of minor property damage to a pillow from an overheating charger.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charger for the HP Chromebook 11 and contact Google for a free replacement charger.
Sold at: Best Buy stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, bestbuy.com, Google Play at play.google.com, and HP Shopping at shopping.hp.com from October 2013 through November 2013 and included with the Chromebook 11 which sold for about $280.
Importer: Google Inc., of Mountain View, Calif.
Distributor: Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif.
Manufactured in: China