Surface Pro power cords recalled by Microsoft, could trigger a fire

Do you own a Surface Pro? Microsoft is recalling power cords over fire hazard.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Jan 20 2016 7:19 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Microsoft has just issued a recall for the power cord that comes in the box with the Surface Pro, the one that was released before the Surface Pro 4 - and sold in a certain period of time. March 2015 in the US, and July 15th in Europe).

Surface Pro power cords recalled by Microsoft, could trigger a fire | TweakTown.com

The company says that the AC power cord could trigger a fire if it's wound too tightly, or damaged. Microsoft says that only a "very small" number of people have reported issues so far, but the company doesn't want to take any chances. Microsoft is offering a free replacement cable starting on January 22, but hasn't said when you can expect to receive it in the mail.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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