CSA International and International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Announce Recall AC Adapters for Notebook Computers

September 10, 2004

In cooperation with CSA International, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) of Armonk, NY is voluntarily recalling approximately 25,000 56 Watt AC adapters for Notebook computers in Canada. The adapters can overheat, cause damage to the circuit board and melt through the housing, posing a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.

The recalled adapters were manufactured for IBM by Delta Electronics Inc. and sold between January 1999 and August 2000. The recalled 56 Watt AC adapters were shipped primarily with IBM ThinkPad I Series 390 and 240 Series and s Series notebook computers. The adapters have three hollow pins at the AC power cord connection/inlet, and are identified as part number 02K6549 (FRU P/N 02K6550) on the product identification label. The IBM logo appears on the top of the unit. AC adapters with solid pins at the AC power cord connection/inlet are not included in this recall.

The adapters were sold with ThinkPad computers at electronics and computer stores, on the IBM Web site, through phone and mail orders and resellers between January 1999 and August 2000.

6 incidents of overheating have been reported worldwide with 3 of the incidents resulting in minor property damage. IBM has not received any reports of personal injuries resulting from these incidents.

CSA International  is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on over one billion products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group , which consists of CSA International, CSA , a developer of standards and codes, and QMI  for management systems registration.

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