Kindle Fire power adapters recalled due to electric shock risk

Amazon have announced that some adapters for Kindle Fire 7 inch and Fire Kids Edition 7 inch, sold in the UK and Ireland since September 2015, have been recalled.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 8:44 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 8:51 am

The online retail giant has reported that when the adapter is removed from a power socket, there is a chance that the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock.

The Kindle Fire tablet is available in over 2,500 retail locations in the UK, including Argos, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Boots.

An Amazon spokesperson said: “Customer safety is our top priority, and we are proactively offering to replace these power adapters with a new adapter, free of charge. We encourage customers to exchange their original power adapters using the process on our website.

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“Please discontinue use of your original adapter. Until you receive a replacement adapter, you can use the included USB cable connected to a computer or another compatible adapter to charge your tablet.”

Affected adapters have the model number FABK7B.

Concerned readers can read Amazon’s full statement, and read details of how to return affected products here: