Everytime we think we are finally done reporting that notebooks and related accessories pose a burn hazard, a new recall surfaces. Today Targus has issued a recall on about 507,000 notebook power adapters.
The affected power adapters were made by Comarco of Lake Forest California. So far, there have been 518 reports of the connector tips heating up and 53 reports of the tip melting the plastic case.
There have been eight reports that consumers that burned a finger or hand due to the overheating. The recall includes Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters for Laptops. Only models with the following SKU numbers are affected by this recall: APA23US-02, APA23US-03, APA23US-04, APA63US-03, APA63US-04, APM62US-03 and APM62US-04. They were sold at WalMart, Best Buy and other major retailers.