Nokia said today that it is recalling three series of Nokia-branded phone chargers which pose an electric shock hazard and will replace them free of charge.
In a written statement, Nokia says it identified the problem during a quality control process and is not aware of any incidents or injuries related to these chargers.
The London Times is reporting the total number of chargers recalled is 14 million.
The problem could occur if 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.
The affected chargers are: Model AC-3U and AC-3E between June 15, 2009 and August 9, 2009 and model AC-4U manufactured between April 13, 2009 and October 25, 2009. All models were manufactured by BYD in China.
Nokia has established a website at http://chargerexchange.nokia.com for consumers to check to see if their charger is included in the recall.
To return your charger unit, enter your charger's model and identification numbers on the link. The Website will then lead you through the steps required to exchange your charger.
Nokia recommends consumers with chargers within the scope of this exchange program to stop using the charger and exchange it for a free replacement.