Tech giant Hewlett-Packard initiated a recall on over 6 million power cords it sold from September 2010 to June 2012.
Reports show that the affected units include notebook computers under the HP and the Compaq line and different models of docking stations. The company cited fire safety risks concerning the product.
Based on the inspection of federal regulators, HP’s power cords present an overheating risk. There had been cases of fire accidents linked with the recalled products. Out of the 29 reports, 13 cases cited different degrees of property damage, while two cases involved burns.
The company also set up an online tool so that its customers would have an easier time finding out whether or not their cord is part of the recall. The tool can be accessed through the company’s website.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning to all consumers, instructing them to unplug all the recalled power cords immediately.