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41,000 Toshiba laptops recalled because of potential burn hazard

41,000 Toshiba laptops recalled because of potential burn hazard

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on September 2, 2010 at 11:06 PM

About 41,000 Toshiba laptops are being recalled because of a potential burn hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 Notebook Computers are all being recalled because Toshiba has received 129 reports of these notebook computers overheating. In some cases the plastic casing around the AC adapter plug has melted. Two people have suffered minor burns and there are two reports of minor property damage.

"Toshiba" is printed on the top of the notebook computer. The model name and number are printed on a label on the bottom of the notebook computers.

Electronics stores and other retailers nationwide and online sold these lap tops from August 2009 through August 2010 for between $600 and $800.

If you have one of these download the latest version of Toshiba’s BIOS computer program to your computer using the links found here. This program will detect whether the notebook is overheating and if so, disable the computer’s external power and display a message telling you to contact the company for a free repair.

If you have any questions you can call (800) 457-7777 or visit the company’s web site.

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