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IBM notebook computer Delta Electronics (Dougguan) AC Adapters

Description: AC Adapters for Notebook Computers & Mobile Devices Recalled by IBM NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Originally issued May 18, 2000 Revised April 15, 2005 Release # 00-110 Recall Hotline: (800) 426-7378 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052 IBM Contact: Tim Blair, (914) 766-3052 CPSC, IBM Announce Recall of AC Adapters for Notebook Computers, Mobile Devices Note: Change of Telephone Number and Hours. WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, of Armonk, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 220,000 AC adapters that are used with certain models of IBM notebook computers and other mobile devices. These AC adapters can overheat, posing a fire hazard. IBM has received nine reports of the AC adapters overheating, including one report of fire causing minor damage. There have been no reports of injuries. The recall includes AC adapters used only with IBM ThinkPad 310 (type 2600 only) and IBM ThinkPad i Series (type 2611 only) notebook computers, and IBM WorkPad z50 (type 2608 only) companion devices. The AC adapter is a small rectangular black plastic box that, on one end, has a permanently attached wire that connects to the computer, and on the other end has a detachable cord that plugs into an AC outlet. It is approximately 2.5 inches long by 4.5 inches wide by 1.25 inches high. The label reads in part, "AC Adapter," "Made in China" and "Delta Electronics (Dougguan) Co., Ltd." It has a FRU p/n number of 12J0537, 12J0539 or 02K6562. Electronic and computer stores nationwide, and the IBM web site and other on-line retailers sold these AC adapters with mobile devices from May 1997 through November 1999. They also were sold separately for about $50. Consumers should contact IBM to receive a free replacement AC adapter. Consumers also will receive a 15 percent discount coupon for Options by IBM merchandise when the recalled AC adapter is returned. For more information, contact IBM at (800) 426-7378 anytime, or go to the firm's web site at www.ibm.com/adapterrecall. No other IBM AC adapters are part of this recall. [Source]

IBM notebook computer Delta Electronics (Dougguan) AC Adapters Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date05/18/2000
Recall ID468
Recall Number00110
Product TypeAdapter/Power Supply/Charger/Battery
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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