Sony has recalled certain Notebook computers in the VAIO VGN-TZ100 series, VGN-TZ200 series, VGN-TZ300 series and VGN-TZ2000 series because of a burn hazard to consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that irregularly positioned wires near the notebook’s hinge and/or a dislodged screw inside the hinge can cause a short circuit and overheating and pose a burn hazard to consumers.
Sony is said to have received 15 reports of overheating, including one consumer who suffered a minor burn.
The recall is massive and said to involve 438,000 Notebooks worldwide and 72,800 in the U.S.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking consumers to stop using the recalled Notebook computers immediately and contact Sony to determine if their notebook is affected.
Sony VGN-TZ Notebooks – Burn Baby Burn
The recalled burn-hazard notebooks have a screen size of 11.1-inchÂ measured diagonally andÂ were manufactured in Japan and United States.
It seems that not all units are affected. Consumers are asked to contact Sony to determine if their unit is part of the recall.
Sony has promised to arrange for an inspection and repair of the affected Notebooks.
The affected notebooks were sold by SonyStyle stores, Sony Web site, authorized electronics retailers and authorized business-to-business dealers nationwide from July 2007 through August 2008 for between $1,700 and $4,000.
Consumers, who made the unwitting mistake of buying any of the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ100 series, VGN-TZ200 series, VGN-TZ300 series and VGN-TZ2000 series Notebooks, should contact Sony (888) 526-6219 or visit the company’s Web site.