Sony recalls notebook computer because of fire, burn hazards

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July 2, 2014—Sony recalled its Vaio Flip PC notebook computer, because the computer’s lithium-ion battery could overheat, which poses fire and burn hazards to consumers.

The recalled notebook computer was sold in black, pink or silver and has model number SVF11N13CXS. It has a Panasonic-manufactured lithium-ion battery, an 11.6-inch folding touch screen and a backlit keyboard. The Vaio logo is etched on the outer top of the computer, near the hinge. The model and serial numbers are printed on a black label that has white lettering on the underside of the screen. To locate this label, consumers should open the computer, move the switch from the lock to the release position and flip the display.

The notebook computer was sold at Sony retail stores nationwide and at store.sony.com from February 2014 through April 2014. Sony is aware of four incidents, which occurred in Asia, of computers that overheated, which resulted in units smoking, catching fire and melting. No injuries were reported. Consumers should shut down the computer, unplug it and contact Sony for instructions on how to arrange for a free inspection and a free repair or full refund.

For more information, consumers should call Sony at 866/702-7669 or go to sony.com.