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Sony issues mandatory recall for 69,000 AC adapters

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Sony have released a statement indicating around 69,000 Vaio AC adapters are now being recalled due to a possible shock hazard.

To date, there have been four reports of short circuiting AC adapters that could lead to an "electrical shock hazard to consumers."  Each affected adapter can be returned to Sony in exchange for a new one, the company said in a statement.

The recalled adapters have the following adapter number:  Sony VGP-AC19V17.  Sony sold the adapters over a four-year span ranging from September 2005 to October 2009, offered with the Sony Vaio VGC-JS2 and VGC-LT series, along with the VGP-PRFE1 and VGP-PRBX1 docking stations.

Anyone injured is urged to report the incident to the CPSC, with the group noting no injuries or incident reports were filed in the United States.  The Sony-CPSC phone number is (877)-361-4481.

Anyone with an affected adapter is urged too turn off the PC, unplug it and not use the adapter again.

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Communist China
By TechIsGr8 on 10/29/2009 12:14:27 PM , Rating: 2
again, more crap from China. When again was it that the Commies become our great friends? Oh yeah, when the American CEOs wanted bigger pay and bonuses. Silly me.

RE: Communist China
By StraightCashHomey on 10/29/2009 1:43:05 PM , Rating: 2
President Obama will get us out of this mess.

RE: Communist China
By Breathless on 10/29/2009 2:22:18 PM , Rating: 1
I assume you are being sarcastic, since he "luvs him some commies".

RE: Communist China
By mikeyD95125 on 10/30/2009 2:54:24 AM , Rating: 2
Ah you must be referring to the socies.

But I guess in the media Socialist, Communist, Facist, and I suppose now even Nazi mean the almost the same thing.

RE: Communist China
By nuarbnellaffej on 10/29/2009 9:33:33 PM , Rating: 3
I love when people bash on stuff from China like its all garbage when that certainly isn't true, sure there have been quite a few incident's, but its not like stuff made in the US is immune to such failures, if any thing you should be bitching about the Japanese... aka Sony.

I for one love that we have such an open trade policy with China, nearly every component in my custom-built PC is made in China, and it is all of the highest quality too, from my CPU, to the GPU, to the motherboard, to the sound card, to both hard disks'.

And before everyone starts rating me down, take a look at the tags on your clothes, I'd bargain 90% of it is made in China, or Vietnam, this even includes everything at Hollister, Ambicrombe & Fitch, or American Eagle...

RE: Communist China
By droplets on 10/30/2009 5:24:40 AM , Rating: 2

That made me giggle. I wear my ambicrombe shirts backwards, inside-out. it makes no difference, it's Ambi-crombie.

Who's paying shipping charges?
By Denithor on 10/29/2009 8:05:28 AM , Rating: 2
Sony or their affected customers?

RE: Who's paying shipping charges?
By Uncle on 10/29/2009 1:40:56 PM , Rating: 2
Lets see if I got this straight. I buy a Sony laptop that has a Sony AC adapter that can short out, with a Sony battery that can blow up, and if I play a CD from Sony I get a Rootkit. Why is anyone buying their junk. Let Sony Die a slow horrible death, and good riddance.

By iFX on 10/29/2009 8:51:09 AM , Rating: 2
... is when you look at the price.

By straycat74 on 10/29/09, Rating: -1
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