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Lumia 2520 Sales Halted in Europe Over Faulty Charger Concern

by Todd Haselton | April 17, 2014April 17, 2014 7:00 am PST

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Nokia announced on Thursday that it has halted sales of its Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet in Europe following concerns that some consumers may have a faulty charger.

Specifically, Nokia said about 30,000 units that shipped in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the U.K. with a variant of the AC-300 charger that was manufactured by another company that may be affected. “Under certain conditions, the plastic cover of the charger’s exchangeable plug could come loose and separate,” Nokia explained. “If loose and separated, certain internal components pose a hazard of an electric shock if touched while the plug remains in a live socket.”

Nokia said an additional 600 travel chargers shipped in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, U.K. and the U.S. are also of concern and should stop being used immediately.


Nokia said there aren’t any confirmed incidents with the charger yet, at least public ones, and that it’s working to “minimize the inconvenience.” Right now, however, Nokia hasn’t announced its plans to ship new chargers to customers, so anyone with an affected Lumia 2520 may ignore the warning, or may be without a tablet until Nokia figures out a solution.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...