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.

Published Wed, Jan 20 2016 7:19 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

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 |

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.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. 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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