Millions of Microsoft power cords with shock and fire risks recalled

Multinational technology company Microsoft recently recalled approximately 2.25 million power cords after receiving complaints that they can cause injuries, according to a notice posted on

According to the recall, the AC power cords supplied with the “Surface Pro 2” and “Surface Pro 3” computers may overheat during use. The problem could eventually result in a fire. Before the recall was issued, Microsoft had been notified of 56 incidents of overheating and fires involving the faulty power cords. Additionally, at least five consumers complained of suffering electrical shock. The recall also affects the AC power cords in separately sold power supply units made until March of last year. Consumers were told to immediately refrain from plugging in the defective power cords and notify Microsoft to get a new, safe power cord.

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