Sony warns of battery fire risk in Vaio PCs launched in February

TOKYO Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:41am EDT

A logo of Sony Corp is seen outside its showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A logo of Sony Corp is seen outside its showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2014.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp on Friday urged customers to stop using a model of its Vaio computers launched in February, saying there was a risk that the battery would catch fire.

Sony said in a statement it had shipped 25,905 of the Vaio Fit 11A in 52 countries since its launch.

Sony said three PCs had caught on fire around the battery pack, which was manufactured by Panasonic Corp.

(Reporting by Reiji Murai; Writing by Edmund Klamann; Editing by Miral Fahmy)

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Mike91163 wrote:
Why am I feeling a sense of deja vu?

I recall a whole series of Vaio laptops back in the late 2000′s that had serious overheating problems that would literally melt the casing.

Sony should stick to TVs and audio equipment…

Apr 11, 2014 6:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:
Sony charges premium prices for their products. Potential customers are left to scratch their heads and wonder what justifies those premiums.

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