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Sony says 73,000 laptops sold in the U.S. are subject to the recall

Sony is no stranger to product recalls. In 2007, Sony issued a recall of notebook batteries that had the potential to catch fire. Sony put that behind them and operated with a clean record in 2008 -- until now. Sony and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a voluntary recall on certain VAIO TZ-series notebook computers.

The voluntary recall by Sony is blamed on a potential burn hazard to consumers. The burn hazard comes from wires that were irregularly positioned near the computers hinge and/or a dislodged screw inside the hinge that could cause a short circuit and overheating.

Sony reports that it is aware of 15 instances of overheating and that at least one of the consumers suffered a minor burn. Sony says that not all TZ series notebooks are covered in the recall and that owners of the VGN-TZ100, VGN-TZ200, VGN-TZ300, and VGN-TZ2000 series computer should contact Sony to determine if their system is covered in the recall.

Sony says that the affected notebooks were manufactured in Japan and the U.S. from July 2007 to August 2008 and sold for $1,700 to $4,000. The total number of affected laptops sold in the U.S. according to Sony is 73,000.

Sony VAIO TZ owners in the UK may also have a notebook subject to recall and should contact Sony UK support for help. 

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Give The Worldwide Figure
By kelmon on 9/4/2008 11:21:33 AM , Rating: 2
Look, I realise that this is a US website and that a lot of readers live in the US, but given the global audience perhaps the worldwide figure of impacted laptops (440,000) is more interesting, not least because it is substantially greater?

RE: Give The Worldwide Figure
By amanojaku on 9/4/2008 12:20:43 PM , Rating: 5
Don't you realize the rest of the world doesn't matter unless you're:

1) Cooking my food
2) Making my clothes
3) Taking care of my children
4) Making me rich


RE: Give The Worldwide Figure
By BZDTemp on 9/4/2008 5:40:25 PM , Rating: 2
The US has not been in war with "the rest of the world" so hardly anyone knows where it is to be found making "the rest of the world" matter as much as zero!


Seriously - it is of course not so bad. It is however strange to see many websites which clearly are visited by people from all over the globe only to focus on the home turf. That must be a missed opportunity.

I wonder how much of the traffic on DailyTech is from outside the US. Based on the comments it must be more than just a few percent.

RE: Give The Worldwide Figure
By Jedi2155 on 9/5/2008 3:36:20 AM , Rating: 2
I reckon a made up number such as my own would say.....25% :). Any webmasters wanna back me up on that? :)

RE: Give The Worldwide Figure
By whiskerwill on 9/9/2008 10:07:48 PM , Rating: 2
Not funny, dude.

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