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Computer company recalling power cords after rash of fires

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Aug 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-27 17:38:23-04

HP power cord recall CPSC

Have an HP computer? The company is warning users about a power cord issue that could start a fire.

Hewlett-Packard and federal regulators are recalling about 6 million power cords sold with some HP and Compaq laptops between Sept. 2010 and June 2012.

Authorities warned the cords could overheat and catch fire.

Of the 29 reported cases, two involved burns and there were 13 claims of property damage.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission warned the recalled power cords should be unplugged immediately.

HP provided an online tool for customers to determine if their cord is recalled.