Friday, September 5, 2008

Sony recalling VAIO VGN-TZ laptops

In what appears now to be a widespread problem, Sony is recalling many 'TZ' serious laptops.

After several hundred consumer complaints and almost half a million units sold worldwide, Sony responded to a rapid proliferation of new reports with this subtle 'notification' on their website last night.

The units in questions have an internal wiring fault that could lead to overheating.  According to Sony, no fires have been reported to date, however minor burning could occur if touching the effected areas.

Man may remember it was about two years ago when Sony experienced a massive recall of laptop batteries made both for their own use and numerous other manufacturers.  The company experienced some bad PR, not to mention a significant charge against earnings.

News reports vary and some could be feeding of the 'memory frenzy', but from the way the support ticket is written, if you own a Sony Vaio series VGN-TZ100, VGN-TZ200, VGN-TZ300, or VGN-TZ2000, it's probably a good idea to contact the company now.

The special recall hotline is 1-888-526-6219.

Post updated 10 AM ET Sept 5