Sony recalls about 438,000 Vaio laptops

by admin September 4, 2008 at 8:15 pm

Sony is recalling about 438,000 Vaio TZ-series notebooks worldwide that may overheat and cause burns, the company said Thursday.

The number of recalled laptops sold in the United States is 72,800, a Sony spokesman said.

According to a statement issued by Sony and the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the problem is related to irregularly positioned wires near the computer’s hinge and/or a dislodged screw inside the hinge, which can cause a short circuit and overheating.

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