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Microsoft is recalling Surface tablets' power cables

Microsoft is recalling Surface tablets' power cables
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Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet could be the tablet to fully replace your computer, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its own slew of problems.

The company has announced that it's voluntarily recalling hundreds of thousands of chargers and AC power supplies due to overheating concerns.

The recall is in effect for the "AC power supplies for Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 models sold before July 2015." The recall is for cords that have seen heavy wear and tear, including tight wrapping, bending and more.

The company is expected to make the official announcement on Friday, Jan. 22, so in the meantime, there aren't many other details available. There are rumors however of a trade-in program for those affected. A spokesman for the company said, "We will be releasing details of how customers can obtain a free replacement cable shortly."

Be sure to stay tuned to Komando.com's Happening Now page for all the latest on this story as it breaks.

This isn't the first time we've seen something like this happen in the tech world. Overheating phones have destroyed houses, laptop batteries can catch fire ... the list goes on and on. Click here for just a few examples from Komando.com.

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Source: ZDNet
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