Hewlett-Packard has pulled the plug on more than 2.5 million power cables in the US over safety fears.
The Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) asked Longwell Electronics, which supplies HP with cables, to recall the power cords on the grounds that they could break and expose electrical contacts.
No injuries or incidents have been reported, but Longwell and the CPSC are warning consumers to immediately stop using certain printers and to contact HP for a free replacement.
The grey power cords, with the name 'Longwell' molded into them, were sold with the HP Deskjet 800 and 900 series, and the HP Photosmart 1000, 1100, and 1200 and 1300 series inkjets.
The printers in which the fauly leads exist were sold between April 2001 and last month at stores including Best Buy, CompUSA, Costco Wholesale, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Wal-Mart.
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