Hewlett-Packard Company recalls about 6 million power cords

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AC power cords sold by Hewlett-Packard Company are being recalled because of possible overheating. (Photo: Hewlett-Packard Company)

AC power cords sold by Hewlett-Packard Company are being recalled because of possible overheating. (Photo: Hewlett-Packard Company)

(PIX11/AP) — Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling some 6 million notebook computer power cords because they could overheat and post a fire and burn hazard.

Made in China and sold worldwide between September 2010 and June 2012, the affected cords power HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, the company said Tuesday. They were also sold with AC adapters along with accessories, like docking stations, the company said.

HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring, resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.

Some 5.6 million power cords sold in the U.S. and another 446,700 sold in Canada are included in the recall.

The recalled cords are marked with LS-15 on the adapter end, but not all power cords with that mark are being recalled.

To find out if your power cord is included in the recall, click here and follow the instructions.

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