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Shock danger prompts recall of power adapters

Barnes & Noble recalls 147,000 adapters sold with NOOK Tablet 7"

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Barnes & Noble has received four reports of the power adapter sold with the NOOK Tablet 7” breaking or pulling apart exposing the metal prongs. Because of the shock danger, it's recalling 147,000 of them.

This recall involves the black power adapters marked as model number TPA-95A050100UU and marked with the manufacturing date of 201610. The NOOK Tablet 7” model number BNTV450 is located on the back of the NOOK.

They were sold at Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.barnesandnoble.com from November 2016 to January 2017 for about $50.

If you have one of these power adapters, you are asked to stop using it immediately. You then need to register online here for a free replacement adapter that will also come with a $5 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Once you have registered, you will be able to print a pre-paid UPS label to return the recalled adapters. Your replacement will then come to you in the mail.

Barnes & Noble says until a replacement adapter is received, you are advised to charge your tablet through your computer using a USB cable.