Just after a week a United States company Barnes & Noble (B & N) stopped selling NOOK Tablet 7″ hardware in stores and through its website due to faulty power adapters, the company has issued a recall for those power adapters.
Barnes & Noble said on its official website that the adapters can break when you plugged in, and exposing the metal prongs as well as posing an electric shock hazard.
The budget 7-inch tablet launched at the end of November 2016 togo up against Amazon’s cheapest Fire tablet. When the fault with adapter was discovered last month, company told owners to stop using it until a replacement could be provided.
‘Barnes & Noble has received 4 reports of the power adapter breaking or pulling apart exposing the metal prongs. But no injuries have been reported’.
Just under 150,000 of the China-made adapters are included in the recall, which Nook Tablet 7″ owners are told to “immediately stop using.”
Customer simply register online for the replacement of its adapter (free), and a also get Barnes & Noble $5 gift card. Customer will also get a prepaid UPS label to return the recalled charger adapter while a replacement is sent. In the meantime, customer can recharge their device by plugging their USB cable into their PC.
Although the recall notice of its charging adapter that only affects power adapter, it is worth noting that the NOOK Tablet 7″ is currently unavailable in online store.
The good news is that while you are waiting, your Nook Tablet 7 need not become a table mat, paperweight, or indeed a projectile in a fiery family dispute, as you can even charge it via your PC using a USB cable.