The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Targus have issued a voluntary recall of the Targus Universal Wall Power Adapter for Laptops. According to the CPSC, faulty wiring can cause the connector tips to heat and melt the plastic encasing, potentially posing a burn hazard.
Models with the following SKUs are affected by the recall: APA23US-02, APA23US-03, APA23US-04, APA63US-03, APA63US-04, APM62US-03 and APM62US-04. The SKU number can be found on the underside of the adapter unit. Some 507,000 adapters are at risk, which were sold at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, Amazon.com, and other retailers nationwide from June 2009 through March 2010 for between $89 and $109 for adapters for wall outlets only, and for between $129 and $149 for adapters for both wall outlets and car/airplane use.
If you own one of the recalled models, the CPSC suggests immediately stopping use and contacting Comarco for instructions on returning the unit for a free replacement.
Comarco Phone: 877-781-5186
Comarco Website: www.regcen.com/comarcorecall
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