Dell recalls faulty Hybrid Power Adapters

Dell has recalled Hybrid Power Adapters manufactured between January 2017 and March 2017 because of a shock hazard.

If you are the owner of a Dell Hybrid Power Adapter manufactured between January 2017 and March 2017 then you should discontinue its use and contact Dell for a replacement. According to a CPSC recall notice, the Hybrid Power Adapters, which were designed to power laptops when not connected to a power outlet, can break in a way that they expose internal circuitry, becoming a shock hazard.

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According to the recall notice, some 8,900 units are affected. These can be identified by the manufacture code CN-05G53P - LOC00 – XXX – XXXX – AXX printed on the back of the unit, (where "X" represents a numerical value). These were sold through,,, and other electronic online retailers between February 2017 and August 2018.

Here's what the Hybrid Power Adapters looks like:

Dell Hybrid Power Adapters

Dell Hybrid Power Adapters

And here is how they break:

Broken Dell Hybrid Power Adapter

Broken Dell Hybrid Power Adapter

Dell says it has received 11 reports of the hybrid power adapter breaking and exposing the internal components, thankfully however, no injuries have been reported.

If you own one of these adapters, head over to for further information on how to get a replacement.

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