Nokia has issued a press release warning their customers of a faulty charger that could provide an electric shock with continued use.
The charger in question was made by a third-party company. They come from Huizhou BYD Electronic and include model types AC-3U and AC-3E manufactured between June 15, 2009 and August 9, 2009 and model type AC-4U manufactured between April 13, 2009 and October 25, 2009.
The company declared that, "The plastic covers of the affected chargers could come loose and separate, exposing the charger's internal components and potentially posing an electrical shock hazard if certain internal components are touched while the charger is plugged into a live socket. Nokia is not aware of any incidents or injuries related to these chargers."
Nokia didn't declare just how many chargers could be at fault. However, a report via Reuters broached a number of 14 million. To check if your charger needs to be replaced, visit Nokia's charger exchange website. If your charger is on the list, Nokia will give you a new one, for free.
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