|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
October 4, 2001
Release # 02-002
CONTACT: Compaq Hotline: (888) 302-7689 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
CPSC, Compaq Announce Recall of Notebook Computer AC Adapters
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Compaq Computer Corp., of Houston, Texas, is
voluntarily recalling for replacement about 594,000 AC adapters* used with certain Compaq notebook computers in the U.S. This
is part of a worldwide recall of more than 1.4 million AC adapters.
These AC adapters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Compaq has received five reports of fire that were contained to
the cases of the AC adapters. No injuries were reported.
This recall involves AC adapters with the model series number
"PPP003SD," " PPP003" and "PP2012," which is located directly under
"Compaq Computer Corporation" on the AC adapter label. The AC adapters
were sold individually and with the following notebook computers:
|Armada M300||Armada 3500|
|Armada M700||Armada E500s|
|Armada E500||Prosignia 170|
|Armada V300||Prosignia 190|
|Armada 100s||Armada 110|
Compaq distributors sold computers with these AC adapters
and the individual AC adapters from September 1998 through July 2001.
The computers with these adapters sold for between $999 and $4399 and
the individual adapters sold for between $65 and $98.
Consumers should stop using the recalled AC adapter immediately
and contact Compaq to order a free replacement AC
adapter. For more information, call Compaq at (888) 302-7689, between 7
a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's web site
*Recall does not include power cord.
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