Dynabook Americas Recalls 15.5 Million Toshiba Laptop AC Adapters Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

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The burn injury lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION write to advise consumers of a massive product recall, instituted in conjunction and cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), involving Toshiba Laptop AC Adapters.

The scale of this recall is significant and implicates nearly 15.5 million adapters (in addition, about 1.3 million in Canada), which were sold with Toshiba brand personal laptop computers. These units were additionally sold separately. For product identification purposes, these recalled adapters have date codes and marking ranging from April of 2008 to December of 2012. These codes appear in either a year month, date format, i.e. April 2008 is 0804, or year week, date format, i.e. week 15 of 2008 is 0815. These various AC adapters are black in color and list some of the following model numbers and serial numbers printed on the AC adapter’s rating label:

G71C0009S111 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S112 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S113 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S114 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S115 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S210 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S212 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S214 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S410 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S411 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S412 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S413 0815 – 1253

G71C0009S414 0815 – 1253

The defect associated with these recalled adapters involves the potential for the units to overheat and spark, thereby posing obvious posing burn and fire hazards. The recalling firm is already in receipt of 679 reports from the field of these recalled AC adapters overheating or otherwise catching fire, burning and/or melting. This tally additionally includes 43 reports of burn injuries.

These recalled products were sold at retail at various stores nationwide and additionally at Toshiba.com from the period April 2008 through April 2014. They were typically sold with Toshiba brand laptop computers, or separately for between $25 and $75.

The burn injury lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION are some of the most experienced litigators in the nation. Attorney David Shoop has investigated scores of fire scenes and he has consulted on fire cause and origin matters nationally. Our firm has handled all manner of these cases – from catastrophic burn injuries to mass fatalities. There is simply no substitute for experience. If you or a loved one has experienced serious or catastrophic burn injuries caused by a defective product, contact the experienced team at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION today to discuss your legal rights.

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