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Fire Hazard Prompts Sony to Issue Major Recall For Defective Vaios


Posted on Jul 02, 2010

In response to reports about a product defect posing a burn hazard (thankfully, no reports of injuries have been received thus far) Sony, in conjunction with the CPSC, joinly announced that it was voluntarily recalling nearly 500,000 Vaio laptops. According to Sony, a firmware update, which can be downloaded directly from its website, is all that is needed to fix the problem.

This is far from the first time that Sony has been compelled to issue a safety recall for design defects in one of their laptops; in fact, it is the fourth such recall over the last 5 years. Two prior recalls revolved around defective computer batteries (which was not exclusive to Sony), and a third recall was related to defective wiring.

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