|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2009
Release # 10-027
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 361-4481
Firm's Media Contact: (858) 942-2905
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Sony VAIO Computer AC Adapters
Units: About 69,000
Manufacturer: Sony Electronics Inc. of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: Insulation inside the AC adapter can fail over time, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sony has received four reports of adapters short circuiting. No incidents occurred in the United States. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled AC adapter model is the Sony VGP-AC19V17, which was supplied for use with the following Sony products:
|Product Types Using the AC Adapters||Product Models Using the AC Adapters|
|All-in-one VAIO Desktop Computers||VGC-LT series and VGC-JS2 series|
|VAIO Docking Stations||VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1|
Sold at: The SonyStyle stores and Web site, authorized electronics retailers and authorized business- to- business dealers nationwide from September 2005 through October 2009 for between $900 and $3300 for desktop computers and $250 and $300 for docking stations.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should turn off their computer, unplug it and stop using the recalled AC adapters immediately and contact Sony to arrange for a free replacement of the affected AC adapter.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Sony toll-free at (877) 361-4481 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at esupport.sony.com/ac19adapter
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