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Sony recalls burning US laptops

by Marianna Schmudlach / September 4, 2008 1:55 AM PDT

By John Oates → More by this author
4 Sep 2008 11:48
Vaio short circuit danger

Sony is recalling 73,000* Vaio TZ-series laptops sold in the US, as a possible short circuit of wires near the hinge could burn users.

*The BBC reports 440, 000 machines in the US and Japan are effected by the recall, but none in the UK.


The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is working with Sony to get the machines back. Users are advised to stop using their machines immediately and check if their laptop is one of those being recalled. The problem is caused by a loose screw in the hinge.

More: http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/09/04/sony_us_recall/

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