Acer Recalls 22,000 Notebooks Due to Burn Hazard
The US CPSC and Acer have announced a voluntary recall for certain Acer Aspire notebook computers due to a potential burn hazard. Apparently, the internal microphone wire under the palm rest can short circuit and overheat, causing the burn hazard. The recalled notebook models are as follows:
These notebooks are thin-and-light units with 13.3-inch displays. They were sold from June 2009 through October 2009 for between $650 and $1,150.
Customers are advised to stop using the notebooks if they have one and contact Acer immediately for a free replacement. Please see the CPSC page here for contact info.