On Wednesday, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) Lumia 2520 tablet travel kits were recalled, in cooperation with the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) because it poses an electrocution hazard. The Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet charger, also known as AC-300 charger accessory kits, include four plugs for electrical outlets in the U.S., the U.K., the EU and Australia, the commission said in announcing the recall.
“The plastic cover on the charger’s exchangeable plugs can come loose and separate, exposing internal components that pose an electrocution hazard if touched while the plug remains in a live socket,” the CPSC said.
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No reported injury
As of now, no case of injury or harm has been reported from the use of the Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) travel chargers, but it is considered to pose a danger.
The affected travel kits were sold from January to May 2014. The price of the charger kit is $50 and it is manufactured in China, and sold at AT&T and Verizon Wireless authorized dealers and retailers across the country. The kits were sold from an online portal at att.com and Verizon.com from January 2014 to May 2014.
The affected users should not use the recalled chargers, and for information on refunds from Verizon Wireless or a credit from AT&T should contact Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V). Both Verizon and AT&T will provide a replacement free of charge for U.S.-only chargers used for the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, according to the commission.
No major effect on Nokia stock
The recall from Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) affects around 500 chargers, which company will either replace or offer a full refund for the product. Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet Users can call Nokia toll-free at (888) 665- 4228 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.nokia.com.
The recall could have a small impact on the stock price, but the news will not severely affect stock price since Nokia has taken a corrective measures. In pre-market trading, Nokia shares were down 5.40% to $7.88.
A few months back, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) stopped the sale of the 2520 tablet owing to the defect in the chargers. At that time, the company asked Lumia users to stop using the charger until further notice.