Sony Vaio recall: Laptops hot under the collar

It's not just the sticky July weather heating things up for Sony, as US regulators have demanded a recall of overheating Vaio laptops

It's not just the sticky July weather heating things up for Sony, as US regulators have demanded a recall of overheating Vaio laptops.

The problem could affect half a million of its Vaio VPCF11 and VPCCW2 laptops. No need to panic though: although the American Consumer Product Safety Commission wants a recall, Sony reckons this firmware upgrade will help your laptop keep its cool.

Those models that do get all hot under the collar could potentially burn you, but so far there have been no injuries beyond melted keyboards and casings.

Have you ever injured yourself on a gadget? Thoughts in the comments.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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