Chromebook 11 sales on hold due to charger overheating issue

Nov. 18, 2013 at 10:39 AM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giants Google and Hewlett-Packard say they're halting sales of the Chromebook 11 laptop due to problems with overheating.

"Google and HP are pausing sales ... after receiving a small number of user reports that some chargers included with the device have been damaged due to overheating," Google's vice president of product management, Caesar Sengupta, said in an online posting.

Sengupta said consumers should avoid using the charger sold with the laptop, the Economic Times reported.

"We are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to identify the appropriate corrective action, and will provide additional information and instructions as soon as we can," Sengupta said.

He said the laptops can be charged with any other micro-USB charger that is listed by Underwriters Laboratories.

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