May 16, 2002Philips Electronics Has Recalled Speaker
Power Adapters Sold with HP Computers
York, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- Philips Electronics has recalled
speaker power adapters sold with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) business desktop
computers. The speaker power adapter's power cord connector is not grounded,
posing a potential shock hazard to consumers.
HP received one report of a Philips speaker power adapter plug that was not
grounded which was discovered by a consumer during an electrical inspection.
No injuries have been reported.
The speaker power adapters were included in HP's P1534A External Amplified
Speaker sets. There is a label on the bottom of the speakers with the model
number "P1534-60001." The package includes a black rectangular power
adapter, which is about 3-inches high, 2-inches wide and 2-inches long. The
adapter has two permanently attached power cords: one that connects to the
light or dark gray speakers and a "T-junction" plug that connects to the
computer. The speaker power adapter has "Model D12-1-A-950" and "Made in
China" printed on a white label on the power adapter.
HP and business computer retailers sold personal computers with the speaker
power adapters nationwide mostly to businesses. Some of these businesses
then sold the computers to employees for personal use. HP's web site also
sold the powered speakers and adapters with HP business desktop computer
bundles, as well as packaged individually. The adapters were sold between
October 2000 and April 2002 for about $34.
Consumers should unplug the T-junction plug immediately and stop using the
speakers. Consumers should contact Philips Electronics at (800) 870-7193
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday for a free replacement
speaker power adapter.