HP Recalls Notebook Power Supplies

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country because of possible overheating.

HP says the problem with the cords can pose a fire and burn hazard. The recall also covers another 446,700 power cords in Canada.

The company says it has gotten 29 reports of power cords overheating, melting or charring. Two people suffered minor burns and 13 people reported minor property damage.

The Hewlett-Packard LS-15 AC power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, and with AC adapter-powered accessories including docking stations. The power cords are black and have an "LS-15" molded on the AC adapter end of the cord. They were made in China.

If you have one of those cords, HP says you should stop using it right away, unplug it and get in touch with the company for a free replacement.

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