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Sony Issues US Recall of VAIO Flip Laptops Due to ‘Fire and Burn Hazards’

Sony Issues US Recall of VAIO Flip Laptops Due to ‘Fire and Burn Hazards’

Just as it completed the same of its VAIO division Sony announced the recall of hundreds of VAIO Flip laptops which were sold in the US between February and April (2014). The issue is with the VAIO Flip units bearing the model number SVF11N13CXS as these have Panasonic-manufactured lithium-ion batteries that can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Seems there were no problems reported (yet) in the US but Sony is aware of four incidents in Asia where the overheating batteries led to ‘units smoking, catching on fire and melting’. Thankfully nobody was injured.

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Owners of the SVF11N13CXS units are advised to stop using them and contact Sony for either a free repair or a full refund. For more info check out the Consumer Product Safety Commission site.

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