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Google, HP to recall HP Chromebook 11 chargers due to fire hazards

HP Chromebook 11
Source: Google

Google's new Chromebook charger is being recalled because of fire hazards.

The HP Chromebook 11, which Google launched in early October and priced at only $280, was temporarily pulled off the market last month because of multiple reports of overheating power supplies. Now the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking that anyone who purchased the laptop to stop using the charger and contact Google for a replacement charger.

(Read more: Google, HP pull Chromebook on overheating issues )

According to the statement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use. There was also one report of a consumer who suffered a small burn from the device and a report where property was damaged.

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