This week brings bad news for European customers looking to acquire the recently launched Lumia 2520 tablet. Nokia is suspending sales of the slate on the old continent, due to risk of electric shock when using the tablet’s chargers.
Nokia has issued a warning for owners of the European and UK variant of the AC-300 charger, which is used in concert with the Lumia 2520 tablet. Customers in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and UK are advised to stop using the charger immediately.
The advisory includes a total of 30,000 chargers, out of which 600 were sold in the US. Interestingly enough, Nokia is not halting sales of the tablet in the US based on this number alone, but only of the travel accessory.
According to Nokia, in certain conditions the plastic cover of the charger’s exchangeable plug will come loose and separate, exposing certain components that may cause an electric shock when touched.
The AC-300 charger has been exclusively designed to work with the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet by a third-party manufacturer. Nokia will come back with more details soon and will probably offer replacements for the faulty accessories soon.