On June 30 Sony announced it would voluntarily recall 535,000 Sony Vaio laptops shipped to the US, Asia, Japan and Europe amidst fears the laptops may overheat and become a hazard to consumers.
The product recall involves Sony's VPCF11 Series and VPCCW2 Series (F and C-Series) Vaio notebook computers. The laptops have been on sale since January 2010.
Around 39 reports of deformed keyboards and casings have been linked to the temperature-control defect. No injuries have been reported.
"The computers are available in many colors and have "VAIO" on the front outside panel" said the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in a June 30 statement.
"The model numbers can be found on the bottom of the computers."
In January 2010 Acer voluntarily recalled 22,000 of their laptop computers due to a similar potential burn hazard.
Consumers who have purchased one of the recalled products should visit http://esupport.sony.com/US/f1cw2update for further instructions.