Amazon recalls kindle charger over electric shock warnings
This warning also includes the children’s model
Amazon has been forced to send out an email to millions of customers offering to replace the wall plugs for the Kindle devices after it emerged they could cause an electric shock. Amazon told parents that the worrying fault affects two models of its best-selling Kindle Fire tablet, including a specific model designed for children.
In the email sent out last night, Amazon said ”We have determined that, in rare cases, when the power adapter included with the UK Fire 7″ and UK Fire Kids Edition 7″ tablet is pulled from the socket, the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock.”
Customers are being offered new chargers for free and have been warned to stop using their original adapter over safety concerns.
In the meantime they can continue using the original USB cable attached to a computer or another generic charger to power up their tablets.