HP to replace power cords for printers

HP will replace upon request certain power cord sets that are sold with its inkjet printers because of possible shock hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

While no injuries or incidents have been reported with the 2.5 million cords made by Longwell Electronics that are being recalled, the connector can break exposing electrical contacts that could pose a shock hazard, the agency said in a statement.

The cord -- gray two-wire power cord sets with a LS-7C connector -- were sold with the following Hewlett-Packard printers: HP Deskjet 800 and 900 series and HP Photosmart 1000, 1100, 1200 and 1300 series inkjet printers.

As HP says on their web site :-

    Once the power cord has been unplugged from all power sources, check between the prongs of the plug and verify if the name "Longwell" is molded or printed on the cord. (see photo)

    If your power cord has "Longwell" on the plug, stop using it immediately and order a free replacement power cord from HP.

Consumers should stop using those printers immediately and contact Hewlett-Packard for a replacement cord at 1-877-917-4378 or follow the link below.

(I just checked my two PhotoSmart printers that I have in work and they do not have this faulty cable, so I guess I'm ok. Ed!)

News source: Reuters

View: hewlett-packard/longwell - safety recall notice

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