Toshiba Australia recalls combustible laptop power cords
Lappies sold between 2010 and 2012 at risk becoming El Scorcho
Toshiba Australia has issued a recall notice for the power cord it supplied with laptops sold in Australia between 1st September 2010 and 30th June 2012.
The recall notice says the “'LS-15' labelled AC Power cord” was built with “electrical insulation [that] may degrade over time”.
If that happens, there's “potential to overheat and burn”.
If you own such a device, get thee hither to register for a replacement.
Or if you'd rather not jump through those hoops, this looks to be an utterly standard C-13 to AS/NZS3112 that you can probably pick up for a fiver at any decent electrical retailer. Or have half a dozen of in your shed.
Toshiba's not the only company to recall this cord: HP's also done a global recall. Somewhere, a low-level supplier is having rather deep chats with its lawyers and insurers. ®