The power adapter casing can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metal prongs, posing an electric shock hazard.
Barnes & Noble has received four reports of the power adapter breaking or pulling apart exposing the metal prongs. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the black power adapter sold with the Nook Tablet 7. The adapter has the markings: model number TPA-95A050100UU, manufacture date 201610. The Nook Tablet 7 model number BNTV450 is located on the back of the NOOK.
The adapters and Nook Tablet 7 were sold at Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.barnesandnoble.com from November 2016 to January 2017 for about $50.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power adapters and register online for a free replacement adapter along with a Barnes & Noble $5 gift card, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. After they’re registered, consumers will be able to print a pre-paid UPS label to return the recalled adapters to Barnes & Noble.
Consumers will receive replacement adapters in the mail. Until a replacement adapter is received, consumers are advised to charge their NOOK Tablet 7 through their computer using a USB cable.
For more information, call Barnes & Noble at 877-886-5025 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, or visit www.barnesandnoble.com and click on “Product Recalls” listed at the bottom of the page.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.