14 million Nokia-branded chargers are faulty, Nokia exchanges them for free
Nokia has just announced that a certain number of chargers manufactured for its phones by a third-party supplier could cause electric shock hazards and they need to be replaced.
The chargers come from Huizhou BYD Electronic and include model types AC-3U and AC-3E manufactured between June 15, 2009 and August 9, 2009, and model type AC-4U manufactured between April 13, 2009 and October 25, 2009.
Nokia says that “the plastic covers of the affected chargers could come loose and separate, exposing the charger’s internal components and potentially posing an electric shock hazard if certain internal components are touched while the charger is plugged into a live socket.”
However, the Finnish handset maker mentions that no incidents or injuries related to the chargers were reported.
While Nokia didn’t say how many chargers are affected, Reuters India mentions that their number is of about 14 million.
To check if your charger needs to be replaced, visit Nokia’s charger exchange website. If your charger is on the list, Nokia will give you a new one, for free.
Via Press release