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

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.

source: Nokia via TheVerge, BGR

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Lumia 2520
  • Display 10.1 inches
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 6.7 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 8000 mAh
  • OS Windows RT 8.1



8. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

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

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

10. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Not necessary, they have charger problems of their own.

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

3. NokiaFTW

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Troll detected!

9. akki20892

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4. mousesports

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fk trolls !

1. Ninetysix

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Pika pika!

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