About 145,000 HP Chromebook 11 power supply/chargers have been recalled by Google Inc., of Mountain View, Calif. and the distributor Hewlett-Packard Company, of Palo Alto, Calif. The computer’s charger can overheat and melt, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves chargers that were sold with the HP Chromebook 11. The charger is black with outlet pins, measures 1¾ inches by ¾ inches, and has a 6-foot long cord with a micro-USB connector on the end. The model number of the charger is MU15-N1052-A00S, which is stamped on the face of the battery charger that has the outlet pins. Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use.
The computers were sold at Best Buy stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, bestbuy.com, Google Play at play.google.com, and HP Shopping at shopping.hp.com from October 2013 through November 2013 and included with the Chromebook 11 which sold for about $280. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charger for the HP Chromebook 11 and contact Google for a free replacement charger. Contact Google toll-free at 866-628-1371 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT seven days a week, or online at http://chromebook.com and click on the Chromebook link at the top of the page and then click on Support for more information. Photos Available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Google-and-HP-Recall-HP-Chromebook-11-Chargers/.
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