Sony Recalls a Quarter Million Laptops due to Burn Hazard
Sony and the CPSC have announced a recall of 233,000 million VAIO notebooks due to a burn hazard. To date the company has received “30 reports of units overheating resulting in deformed keyboards and casings.” No injuries have been reported.
The notebooks were sold at a variety of electronics retailers including Best Buy, Costco, Frys, Amazon.com, Sony Style retail stores and sonystyle.com and others between January 2010 and April 2010 for $800 – $1,500. See the CPSC Sony Recall Page for a list of models.
To remedy the issue, owners of the affected notebooks should visit the following webpage, where a firmware update can be downloaded that will prevent the computer from overheating:
For additional support, consumers can contact Sony at (866) 496-7669 or by visiting the link above.