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.
Inside the U.S. call: 1-888-476-6972; International (calling from outside the US or Canada): 1-239-768-7669. Or visit www.sony.com.