A few weeks after Barnes & Noble stopped selling NOOK Tablet 7″ hardware in stores and through its website due to faulty power adapters, the company has issued a recall for those power adapters.
You can register for the recall at the B&N website, and the company will issue a pre-paid shipping label that you can use to send back the faulty adapter.
Then B&N will send you a replacement and a $5 gift card.
When the company stopped selling the tablet, a representative sent us a statement making it clear that no injuries had been reported, but that there were several reports of the charging adapter casing breaking apart while plugged in, which could pose a safety risk.
The problem is only with the adapter, and not the USB cable that you use to connect the tablet to an adapter, so you can still charge a NOOK Tablet 7″ by plugging it into a PC or a third-party adapter.
But it’s probably a good idea to take advantage of this recall if you’ve already purchased B&N’s $50 Android tablet.
The tablet is still listed on the book seller’s website, but it’s currently listed as “not available,” suggesting that the company does plan to begin selling the NOOK Tablet 7″ again in the future.
Consumer Produce Safety Commission press release