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15.5 million Toshiba laptop adapters recalled for fire and burn hazards

(WHTM) — Approximately 15.5 million Toshiba laptop AC adapters are being recalled by Dynabook Americas due to fire and burn hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recalled AC adapters were sold both individually and with Toshiba brand personal laptop computers. They can be identified by their date codes, which range from April 2008 through December 2012. That could appear in two different date formats: year then month (April 2008 is 0804), or a year week, date format (week 15 of 2008 is 0815).

The adapters are black with model and serial numbers and date codes printed on the rating label. Affected models, as well as their serial numbers and date codes, are found below.

The CSPC tells consumers to immediately stop using the recalled AC adapters, which can overheat and spark, and contact Dynabook Americas for a free replacement.

Consumers can check online if their AC adapter is part of the recall and find instructions on how to order a replacement.

According to the CSPC, there have been 679 reports of the recalled AC adapters overheating or catching on fire, melting, and burning. Among these were 43 reports of minor burn injuries.

Dynabook can be reached at 800-457-7777 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, contacted via email, or reached online.

Brand NameModel Name /NumberSerial Number format with embedded date codeDate Code
ToshibaG71C0009S110T**0815**********  ~    T**1253**********
(Year 2008 Week 15 to Year 2012 Week 53)
0815 – 1253
G71C0009S1110815 – 1253
G71C0009S1120815 – 1253
G71C0009S1130815 – 1253
G71C0009S1140815 – 1253
G71C0009S1150815 – 1253
G71C0009S2100815 – 1253
G71C0009S2120815 – 1253
G71C0009S2140815 – 1253
G71C0009S4100815 – 1253
G71C0009S4110815 – 1253
G71C0009S4120815 – 1253
G71C0009S4130815 – 1253
G71C0009S4140815 – 1253
G71C0009S4150815 – 1253
G71C0009T110T0815**********  ~   T1253**********
(Year 2008 Week 15 to Year 2012 Week 53)
0815 – 1253
G71C0009T1110815 – 1253
G71C0009T1120815 – 1253
G71C0009T1130815 – 1253
G71C0009T1140815 – 1253
G71C0009T1150815 – 1253
G71C0009T1160815 – 1253
G71C0009T1170815 – 1253
G71C0009T2100815 – 1253
G71C0009T2120815 – 1253
G71C000AE110T0815**********  ~  T1253**********
(Year 2008 Week 15 to Year 2012 Week 53)
0815 – 1253
G71C000AE1110815 – 1253
G71C000AE112***0804********  ~   ***1212********
(Year 2008 Month 4 to Year 2012 Month 12)
0804 – 1212
G71C000AE1130804 – 1212
G71C000AE210T0815**********  ~   T1253**********
(Year 2008 Week 15 to Year 2012 Week 53)
0815 – 1253
G71C000AE212***0804********  ~   ***1212********
(Year 2008 Month 4 to Year 2012 Month 12)
0804 – 1212
G71C000AE410T0815**********  ~  T1253**********
(Year 2008 Week 15 to Year 2012 Week 53)
0815 – 1253
G71C000AE4110815 – 1253
G71C000AE412***0804********  ~   ***1212********
(Year 2008 Month 4 to Year 2012 Month 12)
0804 – 1212 
G71C000AE4130804 – 1212 
G71C000AR1100804 – 1212 
G71C000AR2100804 – 1212 
G71C000AR3100804 – 1212 
G71C000AR4100804 – 1212 
G71C000AS1100804 – 1212 
G71C000AS4100804 – 1212 
G71C000BY110T0815**********  ~   T1253**********
(Year 2008 Week 15 to Year 2012 Week 53)
0815 – 1253
G71C000BZ1100815 – 1253
G71C000DH1100815 – 1253 
G71C000DH4100815 – 1253
G71C000DJ1100815 – 1253
G71C000DJ4100815 – 1253
G71C000DM1100815 – 1253
G71C000DM4100815 – 1253
G71C000DN1100815 – 1253
G71C000DN4100815 – 1253
G71C000DP110***0804********  ~   ***1212********
(Year 2008 Month 4 to Year 2012 Month 12)
0804 – 1212
G71C000DP4100804 – 1212
G71C000DQ1100804 – 1212
G71C000DQ4100804 – 1212
G71C000DU110T0815**********  ~   T1253**********
(Year 2008 Week 15 to Year 2012 Week 53)
0815 – 1253
G71C000DX1100815 – 1253
G71C000DX4100815 – 1253
G71C000DY1100815 – 1253
G71C000DY4100815 – 1253
G71C000F71100815 – 1253
PA1750-040815 – 1253
(CSPC)

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