Popular tablet power adapters recalled due to electric shock risk

Some adapters for popular tablets sold in the UK and Ireland since September 2015, have been recalled over the risk of electric shock.

Saturday, 5th March 2016, 6:00 am
The faulty kindle adapter in question

Amazon has announced that some adapters for Kindle Fire 7 inch and Fire Kids Edition 7 inch are faulty.

The online retail giant has reported that when the adapter is removed from a power socket, there is a chance that the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock.

The Kindle Fire tablet is available in over 2,500 retail locations in the UK, including Argos, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Boots.

An Amazon spokesperson said: “Customer safety is our top priority, and we are proactively offering to replace these power adapters with a new adapter, free of charge. We encourage customers to exchange their original power adapters using the process on our website.

“Please discontinue use of your original adapter. Until you receive a replacement adapter, you can use the included USB cable connected to a computer or another compatible adapter to charge your tablet.”

Affected adapters have the model number FABK7B.