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July 1, 2004

CPSC, Dell Inc. Announce Recall of Power Adapters for Notebook Computers

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.

Name of Product: Power adapters for notebook computers

Units: About 28,000 units

Manufacturer/Importer: Dell Inc., of Round Rock, Texas

Hazard: Using power cords not intended for these adapters can pose a shock hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Sold as an option for Dell notebook computers including their Latitude D400, D500, D505, D600, D800, X300, and Inspiron 300M, 500M, 510M, 600M, I8500 and I8600. “Dell,” “Dell P/N W1451” is printed on top of the adapters.

Sold at: Dell’s Web site, through their mail order catalogs, and by phone order from December 2003 through May 2004 between $90 and $110.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Free retrofit kits are provided by the manufacturer. These retrofit kits will prevent incorrect cables from being connected to the adapters. In the meantime, consumers should only use the power cables intended for these adapters.

Consumer Contact: Call Dell toll-free at (888) 245-3844 between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday to order free retrofit kits. Consumers also can write to the company at Dell Inc., RR2E, MSC #8222, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682. Additional information can also be found on Dell’s web site at

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