December 5, 1996
Release # 97-037
|CPSC: Rick Frost
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1166
CPSC and Compaq Computer Announce Recall
of AC Adapters for Armada 4100 Notebook Computers
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Compaq Computer
Corp. of Houston, Texas, is voluntarily recalling worldwide certain AC adapters for Armada
4100 notebook computers. In the U.S., the recall involves approximately 30,000 adapters.
These AC adapters could have a defective connector pin presenting a shock hazard. The
connector pins connect the AC adapter to the power cord which plugs into an outlet.
CPSC and Compaq Computer Corp. are not aware of any injuries involving these AC adapters.
This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Only AC adapters with both three hollow pins in the recessed male connector and part
number 217984-001 on the bar code label are included in this recall. Adapters with the
same part number, but with solid pins, are not included in this recall. The label with the
part number is imprinted on the bottom of the adapters. The adapters are black and measure
approximately 2 by 4 Ѕ inches. The recalled AC adapters were supplied with Compaq's
Armada 4100 notebook computers and associated convenience bases or shipped as options or
spare parts to commercial dealers. The adapters were sold worldwide from September 23,
1996 through November 20, 1996 through commercial dealers to end users or directly by
Compaq to end users. The Armada 4100 notebook computer itself is not included in this
Consumers should unplug and stop using the recalled AC adapters immediately. For
information on how to receive a free replacement AC adapter, consumers can contact Compaq
Computer Corp. TOLL-FREE at 1 (800) 322-9515 or http://www.compaq.com, and through Compaq
forums on on-line services.
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