B&N Recalls Defective Charger for $50 Nook Android Tablet

So Barnes & Noble has finally informed its customers that it sold them a defective charger – a mere three weeks after pulling the remaining stock from stores.

The retailer sent an email to owners, and also put out a press release with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. B&N is offering a replacement charger and a $5 credit in exchange for any existing charger which is mailed in, or traded in in-store.

According to the press release, free shipping is included:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power adapters and register online for a free replacement adapter along with a Barnes & Noble $5 gift card. Once registered, consumers will be able to print a pre-paid UPS label to return the recalled adapters to Barnes & Noble.  Consumers will receive replacement adapters in the mail. Until a replacement adapter is received, consumers are advised to charge their NOOK Tablet 7″ through their computer using a USB cable.

You can register for the recall on the B&N website.

The email to owners says basically the same thing as the press release, and can be found over at eBook Evangelist.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. DaveMich2 February, 2017

    Some of these chinese tablets are designed with both a main pin and barrrel charger and a backup micro-usb port which trickle-charges. If it’s a pin and barrel charger then you should run the other way – those things are essentially made to break.

    What I don’t get is why, if just the charger is a problem, they are no longer selling those tablets. Probably they just invoked some clause and sent them all back to China, but… now what, B&N?

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