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Cisco is voluntarily recalling approximately 95,000 ADSL router power adapters which could pose a fire risk.

Cisco states that adapters used with its 827, 827-4V, 826, SOHO77, SOHO77-50 and 827-EUR (small business and telecommuter) ADSL routers "can overheat and melt a hole through the housing, posing a fire hazard. In addition, the exposed wires pose a shock hazard."

So far, Cisco has received only one report of an adapter overheating and "no injuries or property damage have been reported" in that case.

The recall affects power adapters with the part number (which is located on the adapter label) of "34-0949-02".

Cisco is working with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to resolve the issue. For more information, call Cisco at +1 (800) 553-2447. ®

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