Parts maker recalls HP printer cords

A company that makes power cords for some of Hewlett-Packard's inkjet printers has issued a recall for nearly 2.5 million cords sold since April of last year, citing a risk of electrical shocks.

The cords, made by Longwell Electronics in Brea, California, can break and expose electrical contacts, creating a potential hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said in a statement Thursday. No injuries had been reported as a result, and the recall was made voluntarily, the CPSC said.

The power cords at issue were sold between April 2001 and February 2002 with the following HP printers: HP Deskjet 800 series and 900 series; and HP Photosmart 1000 series, 1100 series, 1200 series and 1300 series inkjet printers. They can be identified by an engraving of Longwell's company name located between the two metal prongs on the plug.

The CPSC advised customers to stop using the affected printers immediately and contact HP for a free replacement cord. Consumers can contact HP at +1-877-917-4378.

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