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Dell Recalls Some AC Adaptors

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dell is recalling nearly a (m) million A-C adapters used with notebook computers because they can overheat and cause a fire and electrical shock.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been seven reports of the adapters overheating, but no injuries were reported.

The adapters are used with Dell's Latitude, Precision and Inspiron notebook-style computers. They were sold with computers through Dell's Web site and customer service center from September 1998 through February 2002. The adapters also were sold separately.

Consumers should stop using the adapters immediately. Dell will send a free replacement adapter to consumers whose adapters are recalled.

The adapters were made by Delta Electronics of Taipei, Taiwan, and have the words "DELL" and "P/N 9364U,""P/N 7832D" or "P/N 4983D" printed on the back.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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