Chromebook 11 chargers pose a fire hazard
If you recently scored an HP Chromebook 11 , be aware that there's been a recall on the bundled charger with those devices. According to information obtained from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Google and HP issued the recall after fielding complaints of chargers overheating and melting during use. Google has received nine reports to date, including one report of a small burn to a consumer and a report of a burnt pillow.
The recall affects around 145,000 chargers that were sold with the HP Chromebook 11. They measure 1.75 inches by 0.75 inches, have 6-foot long cords, and a micro-USB connector at the end. The model number of affected units is MU15-N1052-A00S.
"Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed," the recall notice reads. It also warns against attempting to resell the recalled charger, which is illegal. Instead, users with an affected charger should contact Google for a free replacement.
You can get in touch with Google by calling 866-628-1371 between 5AM and 7PM PT, or by going to http://chromebook.com and navigating to the Support section.