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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