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Tech News: HP Recalls 6 Million Laptop Cables To Prevent Possible Fire Outbreak

HP is now asking customers to return their “LS-15” laptop cables as they are considered potential fire hazards.

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Are you using an HP laptop? Quick — take a look at its power cord. Specifically, the part that connects from the power brick to the wall.

If it says “LS-15” on it, you might need to stop using the cable and get it replaced (though, confusingly, some “LS-15”-marked cables are fine.)

According to an alert from the US Consumer Safety Product Commission and confirmed by HP, some 6 million-or-so power cables floating about out there are now considered potential fire hazards.

To date, the CPSC says there’ve been 29 reports of cords overheating and charring, with two of those resulting in minor injuries and 13 claims of property damage.

As you might expect, HP is replacing all affected cables free of charge. If your power cable looks like the one above (photo on the left), you can find HP’s replacement program right over here to determine if you’re due for a replacement.

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