Sony VAIO laptop computers are being recalled due to a burn hazard. About 233,000 VAIO notebook computers made in China and the United States for Sony Electronics of San Diego were sold nationwide from January 2010 through April 2010 for between $800 and $1,500.
The computers can overheat, posing the risk of a burn, according to the commission. The recall involves VPCF11 Series and VPCCW2 Series laptop computers, which were sold in a variety of colors and have “VAIO” on the front outside panel. Consumers were advised to go to http://esupport.sony.com/US/f1cw2update for instructions on how to update BIOS firmware for the recalled products. Consumers were also advised to contact a Sony retail outlet for help upgrading the BIOS firmware. Consumers can call 866-496-7669 for information.
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