Compaq calls back faulty power adapters

No injuries as yet, but Compaq plays it safe...

No injuries as yet, but Compaq plays it safe...

Compaq has been forced to recall 1.4 million power adapters for its notebooks after five of them caught fire. Compaq said none of the incidents had caused personal injury or property damage but it had decided to recall the products to ensure the safety of customers. It was unable to confirm how much the recall will cost it, and has pledged to give every affected customer a replacement adapter. The problem effects AC power adapters with the model series numbers PPP003SD, PPP003 and PP2012 supplied with the following notebook models: Armada models: M300, M700, E500, 110, E500s, V300, 100s, 3500
Prosignia models: 170, 190
Notebook models: 100 Worried customers can find more information on the Compaq website at http://www.compaq.com/products/notebooks/adapterrecall.