Compaq Computer Corp. is recalling about 594,000 power adapters and cords used with certain notebook computers sold in the United States because they can overheat and cause fires, the Associated Press has reported.

Though a Compaq spokeswoman said it was unclear how many of the company's school customers might be affected by the recall, some of the adapters in question were sold with notebook computer models marketed to schools, including the Armada 110.

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