Barnes & Noble recalls Nook 7 power adapters after reports of breaking

Feb 03, 2017, 00:33
Barnes & Noble recalls Nook 7 power adapters after reports of breaking

The casing around the power adapter is to blame for the Nook 7 charger recall.

Back in November, Barnes & Noble introduced their Nook Tablet 7, a $50 tablet that would directly compete with the likes of the $50 Amazon Fire tablet that launched a couple of years ago. Together with the U.S. CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), Barnes & Noble identified that some chargers were breaking under pressure and exposing internal components, which posed an electrical shock risk. If you are old enough to read this article, you know exposed metal from a wall socket is a bad idea. Once registered, consumers will be able to print a pre-paid UPS label to return the recalled adapters to Barnes & Noble.

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You have one, register online at for a free replacement adapter. The potentially risky charger will bear the model number TPA-95A050100UU, while the tablet itself is marked with the model number BNTV450. Barnes and Noble says there are about 147,000 Nook Tablet 7 devices with faulty power adapters in the wild. If consumers don't have a new adapter, the company said owners can charge their tablets through their computer via a usb cable.

No injuries have been reported from using the faulty power adapters, but if they can fall apart it's worth getting it replaced for free and taking advantage of the $5 gift card in the process. Nevertheless, Barnes & Noble is quick to highlight the fact that it chose to issue this recall voluntarily.