Compaq recalls adapters

Compaq New Zealand is asking customers to return certain AC adapters supplied with its Armada 4100 notebook computers because the devices may pose an electrical shock hazard.

Compaq New Zealand is asking customers to return certain AC adapters supplied with its Armada 4100 notebook computers because the devices may pose an electrical shock hazard.

The voluntary recall applies to adapters sold worldwide between September 23 and November 20 that have part number 217984-001 on the bar code label, and have three hollow connector pins in the recessed male connector on the power adapter, the company says. Up to 500 are thought to have been sold in New Zealand.

The devices may have defective connector pins. They were shipped either with the notebook or through resellers. The Armada 4100 itself is not affected by the recall, Compaq says.

Users should disconnect the adapter from the wall outlet before inspecting for the problem, and return the adapter to Compaq for a free replacement.

Any Armada 4100 owners needing help in identifying the affected units should call 0800 4COMPAQ (0800 4266 727).

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