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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords that can pose fire and burn hazards

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords that can pose fire and burn hazards

There have been almost 30 reports of power cords overheating and melting

HP's LS-15 power cords have been recalled for fire and burn hazards

HP's LS-15 power cords have been recalled for fire and burn hazards

Hewlett-Packard has recalled more than 6 million laptop power cords that could pose fire and burn hazards.

HP is recalling LS-15 AC power cords used with HP and Compaq branded laptops. The company is recalling about 5.6 million power cords in the U.S. and 446,000 units in Canada.

The cord pulls out of one end of the AC adapter. It came with laptops and accessories sold between September 2010 through June 2012, HP said on its power cord recall website.

There have been 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting, which led to claims for minor burns and property damage, HP and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

Customers are eligible for a replacement at no cost. The power cords are black and can be identified by the tag LS-15, which is on the AC adapter.

Customers can call 1-877- 219-6676, or visit HP's website for the replacement

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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