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Philips Recalls Speaker Power Adapters

May 16, 2002 | AP Philips Electronics is recalling about 93,000 speaker power adapters sold with Hewlett-Packard Co. business desktop computers because the adapters could shock consumers.

HP received one report of a Philips adapter plug that was not grounded, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled power adapters were included in HP's P1534A External Amplified Speaker sets. A label on the bottom of the speakers has the model number "P1534-60001."

The black, rectangular power adapter is about 3 inches high, 2 inches wide and 2 inches long. It has two attached power cords; one connects to the speakers and one connects to the computer. The adapter has "Model D12-1-A-950" and "Made in China" printed on a white label.

HP and computer retailers sold personal computers with the speaker power adapters mostly to businesses. Some of these businesses then sold the computers to employees for personal use.

HP's Web site also sold the powered speakers and adapters with HP business desktop computer bundles, as well as packaged individually. The adapters were sold between October 2000 and April 2002 for about $34.

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