According to an announcement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Feb. 2, Microsoft has received 56 reports of flames and overheating by the AC power cords for the Microsoft Surface Pro.
There are 2.25 million of the cords in the U.S. alone, with another 190,000 in Canada. The power cords affected by the recall include those for three Surface Pro devices, the original, the Surface Pro 2 and the Surface Pro 3. The cords were sold before March 15, 2015. Microsoft is providing a replacement cord at no cost. You will, however, have to place an order for each cord you need if you have more than one device that needs a replacement. There is a page on Microsoft's website that deals with frequently asked questions on the recall.