Nokia Halts Sales of Lumia 2520 Tablet Due To Electric Shock Fears

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Nokia's much celebrated Windows powered Lumia 2520, which never got released into Indian market, has been suspended in Europe due to shock risk.

Nokia announced today that the company has temporarily suspended the sales of the Lumia 2520 tablet in the U.K., Denmark, Germany, Finland, and other European countries after discovering an issue with its charger. At the same time, Nokia has also suspended sales of the travel charger accessory in the U.S.

The issue affects about 30,000 chargers, including 600 travel accessories sold in the U.S. The charger that comes bundled with the Lumia 2520 in the US is not affected and safe to use as usual. However, it is recommended to not use the supplied charger (AC-300) in the seven affected countries.

Nokia first discovered the issue while monitoring an internal quality control. Nokia found that it is a possibility for the charger's cover to come loose easily that could lead to an electric shock if touched while the plug is in live socket.

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Nokia Halts Sales of Lumia 2520 Tablet Due To Electric Shock Fears

While there have been no confirmed consumer incidents related to this potential quality issue, product quality and safety are top priorities at Nokia. We apologize to the owners of the Lumia 2520, and we are working with urgency to minimize the inconvenience," Jo Harlow, executive vice president of smart devices, said in a press statement.

Nokia first unveiled the Lumia 2520 tablet last year at the Nokia World tech show in Abu Dhabi. The 10.1-inch FHD Windows RT powered tablet features a 2.2GHz. It is powered by a Snapdragon 800 CPU along with 2GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The makers also added an 8,000mAh battery. The device has a 6.7MP f/1.9 camera on the back, and a 2MP shooter on the front.

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