U.S. Customers: Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release
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Nokia has announced a product advisory for the European and UK variant of the AC-300 charger. This charger is used exclusively with the Lumia 2520 tablet and was sold in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and UK. While this announcement does not impact the in-box charger of the Lumia 2520 sold in the United States, the advisory does include approximately 600 units of the Lumia 2520 travel charger accessory sold in the United States. Consumers in the United States who purchased a travel charger accessory are strongly advised to suspend use of the charger.
In total, approximately 30,000 chargers are impacted by this advisory. This includes approximately 600 travel charger accessories sold in the US.
During an internal quality control process, Nokia identified a potential product quality issue that may potentially lead to a safety concern with certain AC-300 chargers, manufactured by a third-party supplier. Under certain conditions, the plastic cover of the charger’s exchangeable plug could come loose and separate. If loose and separated, certain internal components may cause an electric shock if touched while the plug remains in the live socket.