On April 30, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Comarco Inc. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 507,000 Targus universal wall power adapters for laptops, after the power adapters were found to have faulty wiring that can pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Comarco has received more than 500 reports of the adapter's connector tips overheating, which can melt the plastic casings. The company has received eight reports of minor finger or hand burns from the faulty adapters.
The recall affects Targus power adapter models with the following SKU numbers:
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled Targus laptop power adapters immediately and contact Comarco at 877-781-5186 to receive a free replacement. The units were sold at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Office Depot, Amazon.com, and other retailers nationwide from June 2009 through March 2010 for around $100.