Handset maker Nokia has kicked off a recall programme that is said to affect some 14 million customers.
The company said that the faulty chargers had been sold in two batches, one running between 13 April and 25 October and another sold between 15 June and 9 August of this year. Nokia said that the chargers were prone to losing part of the plastic casing and exposing components that could cause an electric shock.
The recall reportedly covers as many as 14 million handsets mainly in North America and Europe. So far no major injuries or damages related to the defective chargers have been reported.
Nokia has set up a site to allow users to check their chargers for the possible fault. The company said that the exchange process will be handled through local outlets in the affected regions.
Nokia's is the second major recall to hit the computing industry in recent weeks. In late October Sony issued a recall for 70,000 of its Vaio power adaptors that were said to pose a similar shock hazard.
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