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Author Topic: Sony Recalls Vaio Laptops  (Read 2652 times)

Ehtyar

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Sony Recalls Vaio Laptops
« on: September 05, 2008, 05:19:59 PM »
Sone has issued a voluntary recall of 438,000 Vaio laptops after concerns were raised about the unit overheating and potentially burning its user.

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SONY has launched a voluntary recall of 438,000 Vaio notebooks, citing a potential hazard that could cause the machines to overheat or possibly burn a user.

It is one of the biggest computer recalls since 2006 when Dell recalled 4.1 million notebook computer batteries because they could overheat and catch fire.

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Re: Sony Recalls Vaio Laptops
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 05:48:54 PM »
Here's another topic on DC about this matter. (but yours includes an image :D)

Ehtyar

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Re: Sony Recalls Vaio Laptops
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 05:59:00 PM »
Oh dear, my bad.

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Re: Sony Recalls Vaio Laptops
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 06:01:32 PM »
No worries, this one's easier to Blog, if mouser decides to do it  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Sony Recalls Vaio Laptops
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008, 07:24:43 PM »
 ;D I'm still working on "insert image", so submitting something bloggable would be a freak accident, at best.

I think Ehtyar's article link applies to VAIOs sold worldwide (?). It mentions 400,000+computers, whereas the link I submitted from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission only mentions 40,000+.

So, this is more helpful.

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Re: Sony Recalls Vaio Laptops
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2008, 08:24:43 PM »
The article simply says "includes those sold in the asia-pacific region", so I'm assuming the figure is worldwide, and news.com.au is publishing the information because it concerns its readers.

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