Comarco Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of more than 500,000 laptop adapters due to faulty wiring that can cause the connector tips to melt, posing a burn hazard.
To date, 518 incidents of the connector tips heating have been reported. Eight consumers have reported a fingertip or hand burn; however medical attention was not required.
Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters for Laptops with the following SKU Numbers are affected by this recall – APA23US-02, APA23US-03, APA23US-04, APA63US-03, APA63US-04, APM62US-03 and APM62US-04.
The recalled adapters were sold at several stores nationwide including Best Buy and Walmart. They were also sold online at Amazon.com and other retailers from June 2009 through March 2010.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled products and to contact Comarco to arrange a free replacement. Call Comarco toll-free at (877) 781-5186 or visit www.regcen.com/comarcorecall.