HP recalls more than six million power cords

HP has ordered a worldwide recall of power cords that had been sold with its laptop computers and other accessories, including docking stations after reports of burns.

The callback affects products sold between September 2010 and June 2012

Minor burns

The latest case involves power cords marked with LS-15 on their sides that were sold alongside HP and Compaq "notebook" and "mini notebook" PCs as well as other hardware.

"HP customers affected by this program will be eligible to receive a replacement AC power cord for each verified, recalled AC power cord at no cost," said a message on the firm's site.

HP cord

So far HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring, resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.