Sony recalls Vaio notebooks

Sony Corp. has launched a voluntary recall of 438,000 Vaio-TZ laptop computers due to a problem with overheating. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, Sony had received 15 reports of overheating, including one report of a user suffering a burn.

The recall includes 73,000 laptop PCs in the United States, according to the commission.

The hazard is apparently caused by 'irregularly positioned wires' near the computer's hinge that may cause a short circuit and overheating. The models being recalled are the VAIO VGN-TZ100 series, VGN-TZ200 series, VGN-TZ300 series and VGN-TZ2000 series. Not all units are affected, so consumers are advised to contact Sony to determine if their unit needs to be returned.

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