BETHESDA, Md. -- Hewlett-Packard has issued a recall for more than five million notebook computer AC power cords.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the cords can overheat and pose a potential fire and burn hazard.
The recall impacts Hewlett-Packard's LS-15 AC power cord. They were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers.
The notebook also comes with AC adapter-powered docking stations. The black power cords have an "LS-15 molded mark on the AC adapter end of the power cord.
The HP and Compaq notebooks and mini notebooks were sold at electronics stores and online from September 2010 through June 2012. They were priced from $500 to $1,500.
CPSC says the company has received 29 reports of the cords overheating, melting or charring that resulted in minor burns and 13 incidents involving minor property damage.
The CPSC wants consumers to stop using this product immediately.
If you have an HP or Compaq notebook or mini notebook AC power cord, contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement.