Nokia recalls 14 million chargers

9 Nov 2009

The world’s biggest mobile-phone manufacturer, Nokia, has issued a product recall for 14 million of its chargers.

The Finnish firm said it had identified a potential product quality issue with certain chargers manufactured by one of its third-party suppliers during a routine quality-control check.

The defect could cause the plastic covers of the charger to come loose and separate and could potentially cause an electric shock.

The chargers affected are the AC-3E and AC-3U models, manufactured between June 15, 2009, and August 9, 2009; and the AC-4U model, manufactured between April 13, 2009, and October 25, 2009.

All the faulty chargers were manufactured by Chinese firm BYD.  

The company is recommending consumers with affected chargers to stop using the charger and exchange it for a free replacement.

Nokia said it is not aware of any incidents or injuries related to these chargers.

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