Sony recalls VAIO laptops due to burn hazard

June 30th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Sony Electronics Inc., along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of its VAIO laptop computers due to a burn hazard.

The computers can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Sony said it so far received 30 reports of units overheating which resulted in deformed keyboards and casings, but no injuries have been reported.

The recalled products are VPCF11 Series and VPCCW2 Series notebook computers, which are available in several colors and have “VAIO” on the front outside panel. Approximately 233,000 of these products were sold to consumers and resellers between January 2010 and April 2010, and the model numbers can be found on the bottom of the computers.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Sony or visit Sony Syle retail stores nationwide to update computer’s BIOS firmware, which will prevent the computer from overheating. The firmware update will also be available through the VAIO Update software program installed on the recalled computers.

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