WARNING IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
Recall notice for AC power adapters supplied with speakers for certain models of Aptiva and NetVista Personal Computers by IBM.
IBM is voluntarily recalling specific AC power adapters used to power speakers which were supplied with certain models of Aptiva and NetVista Personal computers between July 1998 to March 2001.
A fault has been found with some sample adapters where the two pieces of plastic enclosing the electrics are not adequately fastened together and could come apart which may cause a potential shock hazard.
Please disconnect the mains power source before checking or touching any speaker adapter that shipped with an IBM PC.
The affected AC Adapter Part number is A40910B. This Part number A40910B may show two different Model numbers. The known affected Adapter Model numbers are 10K2588 and 20L2172. It is an affected AC Adapter if the Adapter shows Part number A40910B and model numbers 10K2588 or 20L2172.
The number can be found on the adapter.
The list of known Machine Types where speakers were shipped with the affected AC Adapter include:
Machine Types 2139, 2153, 2158, 2163, 2164, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2178, 2194, 2198, 2251, 2271, 6266, 6269, 6270, 6276, 6568, 6569, 6642, 6830, 6831, 6832, 6833, 6838, 6840, 6841, 6848.
If you are an owner of one of the affected AC adapters, you should not use it. Please contact IBM immediately to arrange a free replacement. You can order a replacement or find further information on the web at ibm.com/uk/pc/latest. Alternatively please call the IBM helpline on 01475 555055.
IBM APOLOGISES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED, AND THANKS YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
IBM UK Limited, PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hants P06 3AU. 02392 561000
(This notice has been published in the national press)