In cooperation with CSA International, Longwell Electronics, of Brea, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 2.5 million power cord sets sold with inkjet printers from Hewlett-Packard Company.
The connector can break, exposing electrical contacts and posing a shock hazard to consumers. No injuries or incidents have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The grey, two-wire power cord sets with a LS-7C connector were sold with the following HP printers: HP Deskjet 800 series and 900 series, HP Photosmart 1000 series, 1100 series, 1200 series, and 1300 series inkjet printers. The name “Longwell” is molded on the plug between the blades
Department, computer, office and electrionc stores including Best Buy, Compucentre/Compusmart, Dumoulin, Costco, Future Shop, London Drugs, Office Depot, Office Max, Office Place, Radio Shack, Staples/Business Depot and Wal-Mart stores sold the printers with the Longwell cord sets nationwide between April 2001 and February 2002 for between $100 to $600.
Consumers should stop using these printers immediately and contact HP for a free replcement cord. For more information, consumers can contact HP at (877) 917-4378 anytime or visit the company’s website at www.hp.com .