On August 26th, 2014 HP and other government agencies released a recall notice on select HP laptop power cords. The power cords are black in color and have an "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end of the cord. HP has received 29 reports of these cords overheating, melting, and charring resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.
If you own an HP or Compaq notebook/mini notebook/docking station please time a moment to check the power cord that came with the device. If it has the molded "LS-15" on it you can send it back to HP and receive a replacement power cord at no cost.
Visit: https://h30652.www3.hp.com/ to follow instructions concerning this recall.