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Recall Notice on Sony Vaios Announced

Bill Malchisky  June 30 2010 03:37:44 PM
Sony announced today, a recall on 535,000 Vaio laptops as heat distorts shape, potentially burning skin. The models in-scope are the Vaio F11 and Vaio CW2, shipped since January 2010. There appears to be a temperature control defect with the battery re-charging just before it is dead. This in-turn generates a heat build-up condition sufficient to cause distortion within the unit and skin burning (but no reported cases of actual skin damage have been reported as of this posting). Sony did make a BIOS update available, as well as an offer to repair affected units. The Sony technical support contact information is in the recall link provided in this post.

Follow-up links:
To see if your Vaio is affected
International Business Times article
Wall St. Journal article (To view full article, subscription required)

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