Amazon has released a voluntary recall of their power adapters sold with the UK Fire 7 tablet and the UK Fire Kids Edition 7 tablet in the UK and Ireland. They state that, in certain cases, when the power adapter is pulled from the wall socket, the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock.
The affected products were manufactured from September 2015. Amazon advise customers to discontinue use of the original power adapter, and are offering to replace the adapters, free of charge.
A product safety notice has also been released by the retailer, Argos, regarding Alba Tablets.
The recall states that there is a possibility that the 3 pin mains adapter could detach when plugged into the mains and pose a risk of electrical shock. The tablet itself can continue to be used safely via the USB cable, however, the recall asks customers to stop using the plug immediately and obtain a replacement 3 pin plug via the Alba website.
The affected units were sold between July 2015 and March 2015. Buyers who are concerned they may be affected by the above information should contact their Supplier as soon as possible.