700-nokia_lumia_2520_heroNokia today told users of its Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 tablets to discontinue use of travel chargers purchased in several countries, including the U.S., as well as a wall charger sold with the device in several European countries.

The company has “temporarily delayed” sales of the tablet and the travel charger in the affected European countries, and has taken the travel charger off the market in the U.S. Nokia says the defect is constrained to the Lumia 2520 chargers, and no other devices are affected.

The move comes as Nokia prepares to complete the $7.2 billion sale of its tablet and smartphone business to Microsoft.

The advisory stems from a manufacturing defect in the charger, which was produced by a third party, that could make it possible for a user to shock themselves in the event a plastic cover on the charger came loose. 

Nokia advises Lumia 2520 users in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the U.K. to stop using their AC-300 charger. Users in those countries and the U.S. who purchased a travel charger should stop using it, the company says.

Nokia said that there’s no evidence of the defect actually impacting any users at the moment, and the company is “working with urgency to minimize the inconvenience.” 

The 2520, which is Nokia’s first entry into the Windows tablet market, launched late last year. Nokia announced late last month that it wouldn’t complete the sale of its Devices and Services business to Microsoft until this month because of longer-than-expected antitrust reviews in China, which has now consented to the deal. The two companies originally planned to complete the acquisition by the end of March.

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  • guest

    I’m sure all eight customers were deeply concerned.

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