Posts tagged charger

HP-Chromebook-11

Google has finally decided to recall faulty HP Chromebook 11 chargers that are prone to overheating, more than a month after the $279 notebook was pulled from store shelves.

The recall was confirmed by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, which confirmed that Google and HP have received nine reports of overheating chargers — one of which burned its owner.

HP-Chromebook-11

HP’s new Chromebook 11 laptop has had to be pulled from store shelves across the U.S. due to an issue with its charger that can cause overheating. The company has also advised those who have already purchased the device not to use the original charger that came with it.

HTC-charger

Back in September, British carrier O2 teamed up with HTC and started an initiative to reduce the number of unwanted smartphone chargers in the United Kingdom. The carrier estimated that around 70% of handset buyers already had a charger that would be compatible with their new device, and so it started selling certain HTC devices without them.

O2 is now reporting that the initiative has been a big success. 82% of customers didn’t need to purchase a charger with their smartphone, the company claims, which surpasses its initial expectations for the effort.