Nokia Announces Product Advisory for AC-300 Charger for the Lumia 2520 tablet in select European countries

Further to the product advisory for the European and UK variant of the AC-300 charger plug, Microsoft Mobile today is announcing an exchange programme for the affected plug of the charger.

Consumers in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and UK who have the AC-300 charger which is used exclusively with the Lumia 2520 tablet were strongly advised on the 17th April 2014 to suspend use of the charger until further notice.

In addition, people who purchased the Lumia 2520 travel charger accessory in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, UK and the US were also strongly advised to suspend use of the travel charger accessory.

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Microsoft Mobile is today encouraging consumers in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia and Switzerland and the UK with the affected charger to register their details so that Microsoft Mobile can provide a remedy that will address the product quality issue. Those consumers with an affected charger will be sent a replacement plug to attach to their charger base. We will also send a gift voucher to those people that register on the website by 31 May 2014, to help compensate for the inconvenience caused by this situation.

For those with an affected charger, we recommend that you register using this web-form to enable Microsoft Mobile to provide a replacement plug for the affected part. www.nokia.com/gb-en/support/contact/email-us

Once you have received the replacement, instructions for fitting the new part can be found here: www.nokia.com/global/2520-charger-fix

We will also provide a pre-paid return label to return the potentially affected charger plug to Microsoft Mobile, so that it can be properly recycled.

The AC-300 charger is exclusively designed to be used with Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet. All other Nokia chargers can be used in a normal manner.

How do I find the IMEI number of my Lumia 2520?

The IMEI number is used to uniquely identify phones and tablets within the mobile network. You may also need to give this number to Nokia Care services.
To find the IMEI, then simply:
1. Swipe in from the right to open the charms.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Tap Change PC settings > Network.
4. Select the name of your broadband connection.
Note: If you do not have a SIM card in the unit, the name of the Mobile broadband connection will be 'Unnamed'.
You may also see the IMEI number in small print when you remove the sim / memory card tray. The number should be visible once the tray cover has been removed.

What should people with an affected charger do?

We strongly advise you to suspend use of the charger until further notice and to register for a replacement plug for your charger at www.nokia.com/global/support/locations/

How long will it take for me to get a replacement plug for the charger?

We are now able to provide a replacement plug for the charger and it will be available from 30 April 2014. Once your details are registered with us and the charger plug is available, we aim to deliver the replacement plug to you within 3-5 business days.

Can I use my charger while I wait for a replacement?

If you own any one of the chargers identified in our original product advisory, we strongly advise that you to stop using it. We apologize to the owners of the Lumia 2520, and we are working with urgency to minimize the inconvenience.

You are not changing the charger itself, will it be OK when the replacement part is fitted?

As we stated in the product advisory, under certain conditions, the plastic cover of the charger’s exchangeable plug could come loose and separate. If loose and separated, certain internal components pose a hazard of an electric shock if touched while the plug remains in a live socket.

The replacement plug being sent to you will allow you to use your AC-300 charger safely.

I have other Nokia chargers. Can I use them as a replacement for the AC-300 charger?

The AC-300 charger for the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet features an exclusive design that differs from other Nokia chargers.

Is it safe to keep the charger if it is not in use?

We strongly advise that people stop using he affected charger and to register with Microsoft Mobile for a replacement plug for their AC-300 charger.

We will also provide a pre-paid return label to return the potentially affected charger plug to Microsoft Mobile, so that it can be properly recycled.

Has the use of the charger harmed my device?

We are not aware of any instances of this happening.

Is there a defect to the Lumia 2520 itself? Windows RT?

This advisory is only for the European and UK variant of the AC-300 charger plug and the charger travel accessory, which were manufactured by a third-party supplier.

15/05/2014

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