The Dell Hybrid Power Adapter is essentially a power brick and a power bank that lets users have backup power for their notebook even when they’re not close to an outlet. It’s a modular power adapter with a 2-in-1 design that lets users carry one or both the adapter and power bank. Some of those hybrid adapters have now been recalled due to shock risks.
Dell has issued a recall of the Hybrid Power Adapter versions that it made between January 2017 and March 2017. The recall comes following 11 reports of the adapters breaking and exposing internal components. That is what creates the shock risk. Some 8,900 of the affected adapters are in the United States.
Those who have one can check if they need to send theirs back by looking at the manufacturing code. The affected units have the following manufacturing code printed on the back: “CN-05G53P – LOC00 – XXX – XXXX – AXX,” the “X” here represents a number.
Dell sold these adapters through its own website in addition to Amazon and other online retailers. It’s offering free replacements for all customers that are affected by the recall. The company is also selling later versions of the Hybrid Power Adapter as they don’t pose a shock risk to users.