According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Microsoft on Tuesday has started recalling almost 2.25 million AC power cords which were sold with the Surface Pro convertible tablet.
Apparently, the company is recalling power cords that came with units that were sold before the 15th of March. The company said it had received 56 reports of the AC cords overheating and emitting flames and five reports of electrical shock to consumers, according to the US SPSC.
Just last week, we saw Apple Inc. start to recall AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korean.
The Surface Pro was Microsoft’s take on the laptop-tablet hybrid. This device was launched by the Redmond giant in an effort to offset Apple’s iPad Pro. And it seems odd that the company is following the Cupertino giant’s trend rather too closely.