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Sony Vaio Laptop Recall: Battery Poses Fire, Burn Risk

The recall affects Vaio Fit 11A laptops from Feburary


Sony (SNE) has announced a recall on the Vaio Fit 11A laptop/tablet hybrid.

sony-vaio-laptop-sony-vaio-laptop-recall-sony-sne-stockInformation regarding the recall was posted by Sony to its website. The issue with the Vaio Fit 11A computers is the non-removable battery packs. These pack were provided by a third party and have a risk of overheating. Computers affected by the faulty battery packs were released in February 2014 and can burn or catch fire.

Sony doesn’t yet have a plan together for recalling the affected models, but it is expected to have one ready in the next couple of weeks. When the recall plan is launched, owners of affected products will be able to have their computers fixed free of charge or will be refunded for the cost of the item. Until then, the company advises everyone with a Vaio Fit 11A to “discontinue use, shut down and unplug the PC.”

Owners can check their computers to see if they are one of the affected models by removing the tablet part of the computer. The laptop stand for the tablet will have a product name on the upper-left corner of the case. Computers included in the recall have a product name of “SVF11N1XXXX.”

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