View Full Version : Nokia charger recall: What you need to know


rojertwose
10-11-2009, 10:53 AM
okia, the worldís largest cellphone manufacturer, on Monday announced a recall of some 14 million faulty cellphone chargers. The problem? The plastic outer casing on the chargers can separate, exposing the internals (read: shocky parts).

How can you tell if your ringtone-spewing-candybarís charger could jolt you? Nokia says three models made by an outside supplier are affected, and has posted instructions for determining if youíve got one of them. These are Nokia-branded, but made by BYD, and may have come bundled with a new phone or been purchased separately. Other, third-party chargers arenít affected (score one for the mall kiosk!)

Basically, check your Nokiaís charger to see if itís got a model number of AC-3U, AC-3E, or AC-4U. If itís one of these, head to chargerexchange.nokia.com and enter the details in the form provided, and Nokia will ship one off to you.

We all knew to stay away from spinach a while back and some peanuts were a no-go for a time there, as well as some Chinese drywall, and uh, lead-tainted toys. But how do you stay up on whatís been recently recalled? Head over to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, where you can search by type of product, brand name, and type of hazard.

Of course, for EU residents, all of this charger checking may soon be a thing of the past. A proposed universal cell phone charger would use the micro-USB standard, and is gaining traction Ė even with Apple. Tired of dealing with cellphone charger wires altogether? We profiled the Duracell MyGrid wireless charging mat and liked a lot about it Ė except its price.

darcysimonetti
06-12-2009, 08:59 AM
Thanks fro info. I want to share this here that Nokia says the plastic casing surrounding the chargers in question could separate, exposing the unit's internal components, creatinging a shock hazard.

addison
27-02-2010, 05:46 AM
Its well and good decision to change the charger which are AC-3U, AC-3E, or AC-4U because of outer is made up by plastic and the person who have this kind of charger they have to visit chargerexchange nokia.com and just follow directions to change your charger.Its good planing.