Sony Recalls 440K Vaios

The TZ model may have bad wiring at the hinge and could overheat and wear quickly
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 4, 2008 8:55 AM CDT
Some models of the Sony VAIO TZ notebook are being recalled.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sony is recalling 440,000 Vaio laptops worldwide due to a wiring flaw that could cause overheating in 19 models of its TZ series manufactured between May 2007 and July 2008. The company said today that improperly placed wires near the hinge connecting the body of the laptop and its display could wear quickly, causing a short circuit and overheating.

The Tokyo-based electronics manufacturer said it has received reports of overheating, including some cases in which people received minor burns.