Amazon Recall Fire 7" and Kids Fire 7" Power Adapter Over Electric Shock Risk
Amazon is recalling some Kindle Fire power adapter plugs over fears they could pose an electric shock risk.
Devices sold after September 2015 may have chargers that are at risk of breaking and causing electric shocks.
It sent out an email to customers saying: "We have determined that, in rare cases, when the power adapter included with the UK Fire seven-inch and UK Fire Kids Edition seven-inch tablet is pulled from the wall socket, the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock."
Customers can either request a free replacement adapter online, or ask for £12 credit to be applied to their account allowing them to buy the power adapter of their choice.
The specific charger affected has the model number FABK7B printed on the front of it.
Customers should stop using it immediately, and revert to using the USB cable to charge their device from a laptop or other compatible device in the meantime.
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