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Epson recalls power adapters sold with Epson scanners due to burn and fire hazards

Epson is recalling about 314,00 power adapters sold with Epson scanners due to burn and fire hazards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the power adapters can overheat, melt and catch fire, posing burn and fire hazards.

This recall involves the power adapter sold with Epson V-series (V30/V33/V37/V300/V330/V370) scanners. The recalled adapters are black with a power cord that connects to the scanner and to an electrical outlet. “EPSON” and internal part code “EADP-16CB B” are printed on the label of the adaptor.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adapters and contact Epson to receive a free replacement adapter.

Epson is aware of 15 incidents worldwide of the adaptor melting or catching fire, resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

They were sold at Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, Walmart, and department stores nationwide from January 2010 through December 2015 for between $55 and $80 for the scanner and adapter.

Consumers can contact Epson USA toll-free at 1-888-367-2656 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at epson.com and click “Support” for more information.

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