Argos Recalls Tablet Chargers Due To Risk Of Electric Shock

17 March 2016
Argos Recalls Tablets: Electric Shock Risk

Argos have issued a recall on chargers for its budget Alba tablets because of fears they could cause electric shock.

Argos has been emailing customers warning them about potentially dangerous plugs. The chargers have been affected by faulty plugs which can come apart and expose wires when plugged into mains sockets. The Alba tablets affected are the 8GB seven and eight inch tablets, and the 16GB ten inch versions bought between July 2015 and March 2016.

If you have one of these tablets you are advised to stop using the charger immediately, unplug it from the wall and contact Argos.

Although the Argos Recalls page has yet to be updated with the relevant information you can read the recall here and it follows in full below:


Recalled Product:

Alba 8GB / 16GB Tablets Sold At Argos

Models Affected:

  • Alba 7 Inch 8GB tablet
  • Sold from July 2015 - March 2016
  • Cat Number 447/8975


  • Alba 8 Inch 8GB tablet
  • Sold from October 2015 - March 2016
  • Cat Number 439/0967


  • Alba 10 Inch 8GB tablets
  • Sold from October 2015 - March 2016
  • Cat Number 297/7533

Risk Identified:

Risk of electric shock due to possibility that the three-pin attachment on the supplied charger may detach during use, exposing live parts.

What to do:

Argos should contact anyone with an affected model directly if they have contact details to do so. However, if you believe you have an affected tablet stop using the supplied 3-pin charger immediately, turn off the switch at the plug and remove from the plug socket.

It is safe to continue using the supplied USB cable to charge the tablet from another source.

For any questions please contact Argos on

03456 402 020

TOPICS:   News and Recalls

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