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Nokia Initiates Charger Exchange To Replace Potentially Dangerous Mobile Chargers

With an eye on eliminating any incidents that may originate out of phone chargers used in few of its models, the Finish mobile giant Nokia has decided to recall nearly 14 million chargers as a precautionary measure.

The chargers are to be recalled belong to the AC-3E, AC-3U or AC-4U unit series and Nokia has reason to believe that some of them may carry the potential risk of electric shocks.

Explaining the rationale behind its decision to recall such a staggering number of batteries, Nokia in a statement on its website has mentioned “The plastic covers of the affected chargers may come loose and separate, exposing the charger's internal components and potentially posing an electrical shock hazard if certain internal components are touched while the charger is plugged into a live socket.”

Increasingly incidents of faulty batteries are becoming common and the decision from Nokia comes close on the heels of Sony recalling nearly 60,000 power units related to its VAIO laptop range which were suspected to be potentially faulty.

The current lot of chargers which have been recalled by Nokia had been developed by a Chinese manufacturer BYD CO. during June to October this year according to Reuters.

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