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Sony Recalls 73,000 Vaio Laptops for Overheating Risks
source: AP

Vaio TZ Series
Vaio TZ Series
source: Sony

September 04, 2008-- WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Sony Corp. on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of about 73,000 Vaio notebook computers due to the possibility of overheating.

The commission said irregularly positioned wires near the computer's hinge could cause a short circuit and overheating and may pose a burn hazard to consumers.

Sony said it has received 15 reports of overheating and one consumer suffered a minor burn.

The affected models are the Vaio VGN-TZ100 series, VGN-TZ200 series, VGN-TZ300 series and VGN-TZ2000 series.

The commission said consumers should contact Sony to determine if their computer is included in the recall.

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