Barnes & Noble has issued a voluntary recall for the black power adapter sold with the NOOK Tablet 7″ after receiving four reports of the power adapter breaking or pulling apart exposing the metal prongs, posing an electric shock hazard.
The adapter bears markings: model number TPA-95A050100UU, manufacture date 201610. The NOOK Tablet 7” model number BNTV450 is located on the back of the NOOK. The product was sold in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.barnesandnoble.com from November 2016 through January 2017 for about $50.
No injuries have been reported; however, consumers are advised to stop using the recalled power adapters and register online for a free replacement adapter along with a Barnes & Noble $5 gift card. Once registered, consumers will be able to print a pre-paid UPS label to return the recalled adapters to Barnes & Noble. Consumers will receive replacement adapters in the mail. Until a replacement adapter is received, consumers are advised to charge their NOOK Tablet 7” through their computer using a USB cable.