Nokia Recalls 14 Million Faulty Mobile Chargers

Posted on 10 November 2009

Nokia decided to recall more than 14 million cell phone chargers due to increased reports of electric shock from its consumers. This news came along another announcement stating official launch of it new Internet Tablet N900. This mobile cum internet tablet runs on Maemo 5( An Opensource fork of Debian-Linux Operating System).

Nokia did say that an exchange program has been started in order to exchange a certain number of Nokia-branded chargers, that were manufactured by a third party supplier. However, it is almost clear that the number of the affected chargers is around 14 million.

The problem starts when the plastic covers come loose, and tend to expose the internal components. This poses a great threat as it can potentially lead to an electric shock hazard, if anyone touches the charger while the charger is plugged into a live socket.

According to Nokia, a Chinese company, BYD, between June 15, 2009 and August 9, 2009, has manufactured the faulty chargers.

The affected model types include AC-3U, AC-3E, plus those manufactured between April 13, 2009 and October 25, 2009 of model type AC-4U.

It is possible that the chargers may have been sold with a Nokia device, or sold separately, but in order to be safe, Nokia users are being urged to check all chargers.

Along with the bad news, the good news is that the Nokia has begun shipping of N900, which carries an ARM Cortex-A8 processor and up to 1GB of total application memory.

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