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233,000 Sony laptops recalled

233,000 Sony laptops recalled

Credit: CPSC

VPCF11 Series

by Terri Gruca

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kvue.com

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 30 at 10:53 PM

If you bought a Sony Vaio laptop this year you’ll want to make sure you don’t have one of the 233,000 being recalled.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Sony has received 30 reports of units overheating resulting in deformed keyboards and casings. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled products are VPCF11 Series and VPCCW2 Series notebook computers. The computers are available in many colors and have “VAIO” on the front outside panel. The model numbers can be found on the bottom of the computers.

Best Buy, Costco, Frys, Amazon.com and Sony Style retail stores and sonystyle.com as well as other electronics retailers and business suppliers sold them nationwide between January 2010 and April 2010.

The following models are included:

VPCF11 Series

VPCF111FD/B     VPCF111FX/B     VPCF111FX/H       VPCF112FX/B    
VPCF112FX/H VPCF113FX/B VPCF113FX/H VPCF114FX/B
VPCF114FX/H VPCF115FM/B VPCF115FM/BL VPCF116FX/B
VPCF116FX/H VPCF117FX/B VPCF117FX/B VPCF117FX/H
VPCF11AFX/B VPCF11BFX/B VPCF11CGX/B VPCF11DGX/B
VPCF11EGX/B VPCF11FGX/B VPC11GGX/B VPCF11HGX/B
VPCF11JFX/B VPCF11KFX/H VPCF11LFX/B VPCF11MFX/B
VPCF11NFX/B VPCF11PFX/H VPCF11QFX/B VPCF11QFX/H

 

VPCCW2 Series

VPCCW21FX/B      

VPCCW21FX/P       

VPCCW21FX/R       

VPCCW21FFX/W    

VPCCW22FX/L

VPCCW22FX/P 

VPCCW22FX/R

VPCCW22FX/W

VPCCW23FX/L

VPCCW23FX/P

VPCCW23FX/R  VPCCW23FX/W 

VPCCW26FX/B

VPCCW26FX/L

VPCCW26FX/P

VPCCW26FX/R

VPCCW27FX/B

VPCCW27FX/L

VPCCW27FX/P

VPCCW27FX/R

VPCCW27FX/W

VPCCW28FJ/W

VPCCW2AFX/B

VPCCW2BFX/B

VPCCW2CGX/B

VPCCW2DGX/B

VPCCW2EGX/B

VPCCW2FGX/B

VPCCW2GGX/B  

VPCCW2HGX/B

VPCCW2JGX/B

VPCCW2KGX/B

VPCCW2LFX/B

VPCCW2LFX/L

VPCCW2LFX/P

VPCCW2LFX/R

VPCCW2LFX/W

VPCCW2MFX/PU

VPCCW2MFX/WJ

VPCCW2MGX/B

VPCCW2NFX/LU

VPCCW2PFX/L

VPCCW2PFX/R

VPCCW2FX/W

VPCCW2QGX/B

VPCCWERGX/B

VPCCW2SGX/B

VPCCW2TGX/B

VPCCW2UFX/B

VPCCW2VFX/B

VPCCW22FX/B

VPCCW23FX/B

If you have one of these laptops go to http://esupport.sony.com/US/f1cw2update for instructions on how to update the computer’s BIOS firmware. Consumers can also call Sony or visit Sony Style retail stores nationwide for help with installing the update. This firmware will prevent the computer from overheating. The firmware update will also be available through the VAIO Update software program installed on the recalled computers. A prompt will appear when users log on.

You can also call Sony at (866) 496-7669.

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