Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet Charger Recall: Travel Charger An 'Electrocution Hazard'; How To Get A Refund

Travel charger for Nokia Lumia 2520
The travel charger for the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet has been recalled. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Travel charger kits for Nokia Lumia 2520 tablets were recalled Wednesday amid concerns of an electrocution hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The chargers, also known as AC-300 charger accessory kits, include four plugs for electrical outlets in the U.S., the U.K., the EU and Australia, the commission said in announcing the recall. While no problems have been reported from use of the Nokia travel chargers, the product poses a danger.

 “The plastic cover on the charger’s exchangeable plugs can come loose and separate, exposing internal components that pose an electrocution hazard if touched while the plug remains in a live socket,” the CPSC said.

The chargers, priced at $50 and manufactured in China, were sold at AT&T and Verizon Wireless authorized dealers and retailers across the country and at att.com and Verizon.com from January 2014 to May 2014.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chargers and contact Nokia for instructions on receiving a full refund from Verizon Wireless or a credit from AT&T for the travel chargers and both will provide a free replacement U.S.-only charger for their Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet,” the commission said.

For more information on the recall, contact Nokia toll-free at 888-665-4428 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or online at www.nokia.com and clicking “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page.

To report an incident involving the Nokia Lumia 2520 travel charger, click here.

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