Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia released an advisory for its customers in the United States, as well as in some parts of Europe. The company warned customers of electric shock from a battery charger which is meant for the Lumia tablet 2520 and this has happened because of a defect by its vendor.
The company found out about the defect during an internal quality control process. It has been reported that the manufacturer identified a potential product quality issue which might result in a safety concern with some of the AC-300 chargers that are manufactured by a third-party supplier.
Nokia released a statement, which said, “Under certain conditions, the plastic cover of the charger’s exchangeable plug could come loose and separate. If loose and separated, certain internal components pose a hazard of an electric shock if touched while the plug remains in a live socket”. The Nokia Lumia 2520 is the first tablet from the company which was launched in October 2013 and was priced at $499 before taxes. So far, the tablet has not been launched for the Indian market.
The AC-300 chargers are exclusively used with the company’s Lumia 2520 tablet. The warning has been issued to customers in Denmark, Finland, Austria, Russia, Switzerland and the UK and the company advised users to halt use of the charger until further notice.
Photo Credits: Extremetech