Dell Recalls Hybrid Power Adapters Sold with Power Banks Due to Shock Hazard
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: Hybrid Power Adapters sold with Power Banks
Hazard: The hybrid power adapter casing can break and detach, exposing the internal metal components, posing an electric shock hazard.
Recall date: February 6, 2019
Units: About 8,900 (in addition, about 475 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact: Dell toll-free at 855-305-9057 anytime or online at www.dellproduct.com , click Lookup, and enter the first 20 characters of the manufacture code without the dashes.
Description: This recall involves Dell hybrid power adapters sold with power banks. The adapter is designed to be disconnected from the power bank via release tabs. The recalled adapters were manufactured from January 2017 through March 2017 and can be used separately from the power bank while connected to a power outlet. The adapter is black and darker in color than the power bank with a Dell logo on the back label. The adapters have the following manufacture code â€“"CN-05G53P - LOC00 â€“ XXX â€“ XXXX â€“ AXX" printed on the back of the unit, where "X" represents a numerical value. A full listing of the recalled adapter manufacture codes included in the recall are listed on www.dellproduct.com .
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hybrid power adapters and contact Dell for instructions on receiving a free replacement adapter.
Incidents/Injuries: Dell has received 11 reports of the hybrid power adapter breaking and exposing the internal components. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Dell.com, Amazon.com, Microcenter.com, and other electronic online retailers nationwide from February 2017 through August 2018 for between $125 and $200.
Manufacturer: Lite-On Technology Corporation of Taipei, Taiwan
Importer: Dell Inc. of Round Rock, Texas
Distributor: Dell Inc. of Round Rock, Texas
Manufactured In: China