October, 4 2001
Compaq Computer Recalls AC Adapters and Power Cords
- Compaq Computer Corp. is recalling for the replacement about 594,000 AC
adapters and power cords 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 numbers "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 and power cord
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 at www.compaq.com.