Toshiba Recalls 41,000 Satellite Notebooks
Toshiba, the CPSC, and Health Canada have announced a recall for 41,000 Satellite T-series notebooks. The affected models include:
- Satellite T135
- Satellite T135D
- Satellite ProT130
Toshiba has received 129 reports of overheating computers; most of the reports include deformed plastic around the AC adapter connection. There were two reports of minor burn damage and two reports of minor property damage.
The recalled laptops were sold from retailers, e-tailers, toshibadirect.com, and other websites from August 2009 to August 2010 for between $600 and $800.
Toshiba is recommending owners of the affected notebooks download the company’s latest BIOS here:
The updated BIOS will detect whether the computer is overheating and promptly shut down the notebook, telling the consumer they should contact Toshiba for a repair.
The recall affects computers sold in both the U.S. and Canada.