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Some of the Largest Device recalls

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM


Samsung last Thursday officially recalled 1 million Galaxy Note 7 phones due to reports that their batteries can overheat and start fires in some cases. While a large number, that's by no means the largest tech device recall. Some of the larger ones noted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission include:

- Samsung smartphone: September 15, 2016

Samsung recalls 1 million Galaxy Note 7 phones in the United States for "serious fire and burn hazards" after at least 92 reports of the batteries overheating.

- Microsoft Surface Pro power cord: February 2016

About 2.25 million AC power cords for Microsoft's tablet computer were recalled due to reports of overheating, which posed fire risks or shock hazards.

- Google Nest: May 2014

More than 440,000 of its high-tech smoke detectors were recalled when it discovered that consumers might be able to unintentionally turn them off. Nest issued a software fix.

- Hewlett-Packard AC power cords for notebook computers: August 2014

The recall covered 5,5 million AC power cords for Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers that could overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazards.

- Sony batteries used in Fujitsu, Sony and Toshiba notebook computers: October 2006

Overheating by lithium-ion batteries caused the recall of 340,000 batteries used in Fujitsu, Sony and Toshiba notebook computers.

- Apple iBook and PowerBook computers: August 2006

Overheating of rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries with cells manufactured by Sony for certain previous iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 notebook computers caused the recall of 1.1 million battery packs.

- Dell notebook computers: August 2006

Dell recalls 4.1 million notebook computers after reports that the lithium-ion batteries that powered them could overheat and sometimes catch fire. They were included in some models of Round Rock, Texas-based Dell's Latitude, Inspiron, XPS and Precision mobile workstation notebooks.

- Dell AC Adapters: October 2004

About 990,000 AC adapters for Dell personal notebook computers that overheated were recalled.

- Apple AC Adapter: July 2001

More than 570,000 AC adapters sold worldwide recalled by Apple after six reports of the adapter overheating. No injuries were reported.