Tesla Recalls 7,000 Charging Adapters After Two Overheat

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The limited notice to customers only applies to plugs sold in the U.S.

Tesla Motors Inc. said it’s voluntarily recalling about 7,000 adapters for electric-vehicle charging after two reports of overheating that resulted in melted plastic on the plugs.

The rarely used item is sold through the company’s online store.


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Two customers reported overheating in November, according to an e-mail the company sent to customers Tuesday.

No damage besides the melted plastic was reported, and Tesla said it has notified U.S. regulators of its voluntary recall.

The accessories were manufactured by an outside supplier and haven’t been sold for at least six months, according to Tesla.

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