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Overseas sales of Nokia Lumia 2520 halted due to potential shock risk from its travel charger

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Overseas sales of Nokia Lumia 2520 halted due to potential shock risk from its travel charger
On Thursday, Nokia announced that it was halting sales of the Nokia Lumia 2520 in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the U.K. The manufacturer says that there are safety issues involved with the AC-300 travel charger. In the U.S., the Lumia 2520 is still being sold, but sales of the travel charger have been suspended. The accessory is made exclusively for the Lumia 2520 tablet.

Nokia says that the chargers should not be used. There are 30,000 units worldwide that are covered by the warning, including 600 in the U.S. The problem with the charger, which is made by a third party manufacturer, is that the plastic cover could come loose. If the cover comes loose, it would expose wires that could pose a shock hazard while the charger is plugged in. Nokia says that all other plugs for the tablet are safe to use.

So far, there have been no consumer injuries related to the charger. Meanwhile, some Apple iPhone and Apple iPad users have been zapped by shocks that in most cases, have been traced back to the use of a low cost third party charger.

"While there have been no confirmed consumer incidents related to this potential quality issue, product quality and safety are top priorities at Nokia. We apologize to the owners of the Lumia 2520, and we are working with urgency to minimize the inconvenience."-Jo Harlow, EVP, Nokia

With a cover that comes loose, the AC-300 travel charger could shock you, warns Nokia

With a cover that comes loose, the AC-300 travel charger could shock you, warns Nokia


source: Nokia via TheVerge, BGR

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posted on 17 Apr 2014, 14:24 1

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1557; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Pika pika!

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 14:33 11

2. Anshulonweb (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


don't worry Nokia..... nobody was buying it anyway.....

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 15:03 5

3. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1981; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Troll detected!

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 19:29 3

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3419; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Let me check....yes you r right.

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posted on 17 Apr 2014, 15:06 3

4. mousesports (Posts: 250; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


fk trolls !

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 15:16

5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1375; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Somebody comes up with excuse to blame Apple for this in 3...2...1...

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 21:09 1

10. PBXtech (Posts: 973; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Not necessary, they have charger problems of their own.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 15:24

6. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1344; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


If the case is splitting at the seam, why not simply run a bead of glue at the seam? It's doubtful they'd need to be able to open the case for repairs, they'd simply pitch it and give the customer a new one. Problem solved.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 15:35 1

7. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Filed under "reasons Microsoft shouldn't its entire ad campaign on bashing the competition."

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 15:50 1

8. nasznjoka (Posts: 338; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


only 600 in the US? really MOKIA should concentrate on creating NOKIA X's kinda of

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