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Sony recalls VAIO all-in-ones' AC bricks due to shock

updated 03:25 pm EDT, Wed October 28, 2009

Sony VAIO LT, JS2 all-in-ones at risk

Sony this afternoon launched a recall of AC power adapters for two of its all-in-one desktops for a potential shock hazard. All VAIO JS2 and LT desktops sold between September 2005 and today that use a particular AC adapter, the AC19V17, are believed at risk of shocking owners following four reports outside of the US of the adapters short circuiting on their own. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recall affects about 69,000 devices that also include Sony's PRBX1 and PRFE1 VAIO Docking Stations for notebooks.

No injuries have been reported in the incidents, but Sony nonetheless warns users to stop using the affected power bricks "immediately" until they get replacements.

The recall is one of Sony's larger recalls for desktops but isn't the company's only power-related recall in recent memory. It follows roughly three years after a global notebook battery recall that affected virtually every major computer maker on some level.

by MacNN Staff




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