HP and Google stop Chromebook 11 sales due to overheating charger reports

If you bought up one of the recently launched HP Chromebook 11 notebooks, you will want to rid of its included micro-USB charger right now. HP and Google have confirmed that they have stopped sales of the $279 Chrome OS notebook after reports started to come in that the product was no longer on store shelves at Best Buy locations.

The Verge was the first to report on the recall, which also saw Chromebook 11 sales listings pulled from the official HP and Google websites, along with Amazon. In a statement posted on the Chrome blog, Google stated it made the decision to pull the notebook from sale due to " ... a small number of user reports that some chargers included with the device have been damaged due to overheating during use."

People who have already bought a Chromebook 11 are asked not to use its included charger but are free to use any other "Underwriters Laboratories-listed micro-USB charger." There's no word yet on exactly how many overheating reports HP and Google have received. There's also no word on if HP plans to give current Chromebook 11 owners a full replacement for the charger.

Source: Google via The Verge | Image via Google

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