Electric shock risk forces Barnes & Noble to recall faulty Nook Tablet 7 adapters

Why it issues to you

In case you have considered one of these adapters, cease utilizing it and ship it again for a free alternative.

It’s been a tough experience for Barnes & Noble’s new Nook Tablet 7. Simply weeks after it suspended gross sales of the $50 system in response to reviews of the facility adapter’s casing breaking off, the corporate has now issued a complete recall of these adapters.

The price range 7-inch pill launched on the finish of November 2016 to go up towards Amazon’s least expensive Hearth pill. When the fault with the adapter was found final month, Barnes & Noble informed house owners to cease utilizing it till a alternative could possibly be offered.

Nevertheless, it seems the corporate has since concluded that the adapter is, actually, just a little on the damaging aspect, prompting it to publish a recall web page on its web site.

The corporate extra well-known for promoting books than tablets fails to say the rationale for the recall on its Assist Middle web page. The Shopper Product Security Fee (CPSC), nevertheless, has been ok to furnish house owners with just a little extra info, explaining that the adapter, which doubles because the system’s charger, might probably trigger an electrical shock.

“The facility adapter casing can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metallic prongs, posing an electrical shock hazard,” the CPSC says on its site. It provides, “Barnes & Noble has acquired 4 stories of the facility adapter breaking or pulling aside exposing the metallic prongs. No accidents have been reported.”

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Slightly below one hundred fifty,000 of the China-made adapters are included within the recall, which Nook Pill 7 house owners are advised to “instantly cease utilizing.”

In case you have one, jump over to the corporate’s special webpage to take step one towards acquiring a free alternative. You’ll additionally obtain a $5 Barnes & Noble present card on your troubles.

When you’ve registered, you’ll be prompted to print a pre-paid UPS label to return your adapter to Barnes & Noble, after which you’ll obtain a alternative within the mail.

The excellent news is that when you’re ready, your Nook Pill 7 needn’t turn into a paperweight, desk mat, or certainly a projectile in a fiery household dispute, as you’ll be able to nonetheless cost it via your pc utilizing a USB cable.

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