Product Bulletin
Bulletin Name:  AC Adapter Recall
Description:
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Dell is voluntarily recalling and offering free replacements for certain AC adapters that were sold for use with some models of Dell Latitude, Dell Precision and Dell Inspiron notebook computers. It is possible for the adapters to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire or electrical shock. [Announced October 8, 2004]

Potentially affected adapters were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers:
  • Latitude CP, CPi, CPiA, CPtC, CPiR, CPxH, CPtV, CS, CSx, CPxJ, CPtS, C500, C510, C600, C610, C800, C805, C810, V700, C-Dock, C-Port
  • Inspiron 2500, 2600, 3500, 3700, 3800, 4000, 4100, 4150, 5000, 5000E, 7500, 7550, 8000, 8100, Advanced Port Replicator, Docking Station
  • Precision M40
The adapters were also sold separately, including in response to service calls. The adapters were shipped to customers between September 1998 and February 2002. Not all the above-described adapters sold during the noted date range are affected.

Please note only the described adapters are part of the program and not the notebook computers themselves.

How to determine if your battery may be affected:
The words "DELL," and either "P/N 9364U", "P/N 7832D", or "P/N 4983D" are printed on the back of the adapters.

If the adapter is not one of the 3 affected part numbers and/or is not labeled as a Delta Electronics product, no action is necessary.


Solution:
You should unplug the adapter from the wall electrical outlet when unattended. If an adapter shows any sign of overheating, you should immediately unplug the adapter at the wall electrical outlet.

Contact Dell about your replacement options.