HP recalls 2.5m printer power cables
Hewlett-Packard is replacing power cords for sundry inkjet printers because the connectors can break, exposing users to risk from electric shocks.
Longwell Electronics, the makers of the cords, is recalling 2.5 million power cord sets, sold with the following HP printers: HP Deskjet 800 series and 900 series, HP Photosmart 1000 series, 1100 series, 1200 series, and 1300 series inkjet printers. The name "Longwell" is moulded on the plug between power socket blades.
No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recall, carried out in co-operation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The cords were sold by US electrical stores between April 2001 and February 2002. Consumers are advised to stop using affected printers immediately and contact HP for a free replacement cord. ®