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09.04.2008 - Sony Recalls Thousands of Vaio PCs Over Burn Risk

View Alert related news. Although most recent notebook recalls have been due to the overheating of the notebook's lithium-ion batteries, the Sony recall is due to "irregularly positioned wires near the computer's hinge and/or a dislodged screw inside the hinge [that] can cause a short circuit and overheating," the CPSC said. "This poses a burn hazard to consumers."

The total number of Sony's Vaio notebooks that will be recalled totals about 73,000 units, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which worked with Sony to get the PCs recalled. They were sold between July 2007 through August 2008 from a variety of merchants.

Sony said customers reported 15 cases of overheating, including a minor burn.

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