Kindle Fire power adapters recalled due to electric shock risk

Amazon have announced that some adapters for Kindle Fire 7 inch and Fire Kids Edition 7 inch, sold in the UK and Ireland since September 2015, have been recalled.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 8:44 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 8:51 am
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The online retail giant has reported that when the adapter is removed from a power socket, there is a chance that the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock.

The Kindle Fire tablet is available in over 2,500 retail locations in the UK, including Argos, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Boots.

An Amazon spokesperson said: “Customer safety is our top priority, and we are proactively offering to replace these power adapters with a new adapter, free of charge. We encourage customers to exchange their original power adapters using the process on our website.

“Please discontinue use of your original adapter. Until you receive a replacement adapter, you can use the included USB cable connected to a computer or another compatible adapter to charge your tablet.”

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Affected adapters have the model number FABK7B.

Concerned readers can read Amazon’s full statement, and read details of how to return affected products here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/b?ie=UTF8&node=9730244031