Nokia recalls 14M AC-3E, AC-4U, and AC-3U mobile phone chargers

Nov 9, 2009
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Nokia recalls 14M AC-3E, AC-4U, and AC-3U mobile phone chargers

The last time Nokia issued a massive recall on its mobile devices it was for faulty battery packs. Nokia today issued a recall that covers about 14 million mobile phone chargers that the company says were built by a third party.

The issue with the chargers is that there is a potential for a shock hazard. Nokia points out that there have been no reports of injuries at this time and it is issuing the recall as a precaution. The chargers in question are model numbers AC-3E, AC-3U, and the AC-4U chargers.

The chargers were built between June 15, 2009 and August 9, 2009 for the 3E and 3U models and between April 13, 2009 and October 25 2009 for the 4U model. Nokia reports that the maker of the chargers, BYE, will be footing the bill for the entire recall. The chargers have the potential to cause electric shock to users. Nokia will issue a free replacement.


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