Dell issues recall for the Dell Hybrid Power Adapter due to shock hazard


Power adapters are generally well tested and safe to use but occasionally things don’t work as intended. The Dell Hybrid Power Adapter casing can break and detach, exposing the internal metal components, posing an electric shock hazard. That’s not good as a shock could also start a fire in the right conditions.

The recall was issued February 6th and affects around 8,900 units of the Dell Hybrid Power Adapter. Dell highly suggests that you check if your unit is affected and return it for a replacement immediately. The adapter is light grey with a dark grey removable hood.

This recall involves Dell hybrid power adapters sold with power banks. The adapter is designed to be disconnected from the power bank via release tabs. The recalled adapters were manufactured from January 2017 through March 2017 and can be used separately from the power bank while connected to a power outlet.

The adapter is black and darker in color than the power bank with a Dell logo on the back label. The adapters have the following manufacture code –“CN-05G53P – LOC00 – XXX – XXXX – AXX” printed on the back of the unit, where “X” represents a numerical value. A full listing of the recalled adapter manufacture codes included in the recall are listed on

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The company was prompted to issue the recall after receiving 11 reports of the Dell Hybrid Power Adapter breaking and exposing internal components. Thankfully no injuries have occurred the potential for injury is high.

The adapters were sold on Dell’s website, Amazon, Microcenter, and other online retailers from February 2017 through August 2018. That might help you quickly identify if your unit is part of the recall. To be safe, it is highly suggested you check the recall list against your manufacture code.

What do you think of this recall? Do you own one of these adapters? Have you had problems with it? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, or Facebook. You can also comment on our MeWe page by joining the MeWe social network.

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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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