Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sony Recalls Notebook Computers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Sony Electronics Inc., announced a voluntary recall of Certain VAIO TZ-series Notebook Computers due to a burn hazard. Irregularly positioned wires near the computer’s hinge and/or a dislodged screw inside the hinge can cause a short circuit and overheating. This poses a burn hazard to consumers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The recalled notebook computer models are the VAIO VGN-TZ100 series, VGN-TZ200 series, VGN-TZ300 series and VGN-TZ2000 series. The computers’ screen size is about 11.1” measured diagonally. Not all units are affected; consumers should contact Sony to determine if their unit is included in the recall. These computers were sold by the SonyStyle stores and 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 should stop using the recalled notebook computers immediately and contact Sony to determine if their notebook is affected. The firm will arrange for an inspection and repair, if needed. For additional information, contact Sony toll-free at (888) 526-6219 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at