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Sony is now recalling VAIO laptops due to overheating issues
At least 30 laptops have been reported to overheat causing casings and keyboards to warp and reaching temperatures hot enough to burn users.
By Antone Gonsalves
June 30, 2010 02:38 PM
Sony has recalled more than a half-million Vaio laptops that could get hot enough to warp the computers and burn users.
The recall affects F- and C-Series Vaios sold between January and April of this year through a variety of business suppliers and retailers, including Best Buy, Costco, Frys, Amazon and Sony Style stores and Web site. The systems were sold for between $800 and $1,500.
In the United States, the recall involved 233,000 laptops, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which has published a list of the models affected by the recall. The defective Vaios also were sold in Europe, Asia and Japan.
Sony has received at least 30 reports of laptops overheating, causing the keyboards and casings to warp. No injuries have been reported, however, the notebooks could get hot enough to burn the user, the CPSC said. The computers were manufactured in China and the United States.