Nokia Lumia 2520 taken off shelves in Europe due to risk of electric shock

Callum Tennent
April 17, 2014

On the list of features that you’d rather your tablet computer didn’t offer you, ‘involuntary electrocution’ is probably pretty high up the list. Nokia obviously skimped on their market research, as it turns out that its a problem currently affecting the Lumia 2520.

The tablet has been taken off sale in  Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the UK, and owners are being encouraged not to charge it, as this has the risk of leading to an electric shock. US owners are urged not to use travel adapters for the sam reason.

The AC-300 charger is only used for the Nokia Lumia 2520, so owners of other devices needn’t worry. It turns out that a fault in the plastic casing can lead to the exposure of internal components which, if touched whilst live, can have some rather  shocking results (sorry).

Nokia is  also quick to point out that  “there have been no confirmed consumer incidents related to this potential quality issue”, for some reason deciding to use the term ‘potential’ to describe the quality issue and not the number of confirmed incidents.

There’s been no announcement of a recall as yet, but Nokia insist it is working hard to make amends with consumers who own the now ‘virtually useless’ tablet.

More details can be found on Nokia’s site here.

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Callum Tennent

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