Nokia charger recall – Australia and NZ are OK

You might have read reports of Nokia recalling faulty mobile phone chargers.

Overseas press releases from Nokia have said this:

“We have determined that the plastic covers of the affected chargers could come loose and separate, exposing the charger’s internal components and potentially posing an electric shock hazard if certain internal components are touched while the charger is plugged into a live socket.”

However Australia and New Zealand media have received an entirely different press release:

“Nokia today initiated a charger exchange program in some markets. This program does not impact Australia or New Zealand. None of the specific models of chargers within the scope of this program have been sold in Australia or New Zealand through authorised channels.”

“The charger exchange program only applies to a limited number of chargers of certain models and these models have different plugs and pins than are used in Australia and New Zealand.”

“If a consumer has bought a charger in another country and wants to check if their chargers are part of this exchange program, Nokia has established a website. Consumers are asked to visit: (link will open in a new window).

“Nokia recommends consumers with chargers within the scope of this exchange program stop using the charger and exchange it for a free replacement.”