Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Recall on CHARGER for two Amazon-UK Fire Tablets - possible risk of electric shock

Quick alert for UK owners of the current Fire 7" and Fire for Kids tablets. (UK models only)

For those who may have missed Amazon's alerts in their email, DigitalSpy and other tech sites report on the Amazon recall of chargers for the two models linked above) because of an electric shock risk."
' The chargers could be dangerous if the adapter assembly starts to detach - an issue that can occur when the component is pulled from the wall.

Amazon has assured customers that this only happens "in rare cases" but they're asking that anyone who purchased one of these tablets sold in the UK and Ireland since September 2015 stop using it.

  They're offering a choice of an exchange for these chargers for free or an Amazon credit of £12 placed in the customer's Amazon-UK account so that the customer can purchase a third-party replacement.

  Until you can get a replacement, Amazon recommends using the bundled USB cable with another compatible adapter.

DailyRecord writes:
' Anxious parents and Kindle Fire owners are being urged to check charger plugs with the model number FABK7B and contact the e-tailer’s customer services at for advice and power cable replacements. '

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