Sony Viao TZ Safety Recall
Sony have issued a recall on certain Viao T7 notebook models after 15 reports of overheating and one person suffering minor burns. The recalled notebook computer models are the VAIO VGN-TZ100 series, VGN-TZ200 series, VGN-TZ300 series and VGN-TZ2000 series, however not every model within this series is said to be affected. UK owners should visit the Sony website here, and US owners here, to see if their notbook is affected. If your notebook is one of those affected, Sony are advising that you switch it off, remove the mains charger and unplug the battery.
There are said to be around 73,000 units affected , and they were sold between July 2007 and August 2008. The problem is down to some wiring being Irregularly positioned, and a dislodged screw inside the hinge which can cause a short circuit and overheating. This is unwelcome news for Sony, after their batteries having taken the blame for the Dell & Apple notebook recalls, which cost Sony around $430 million.
You can view the product recall notice here. You can also discuss in our forums here.