Sony to recall 440,000 VAIO TZ laptops worldwide due to overheating

Sony will recall about 440,000 VAIO laptop computers from around the world for free repairs of defects that could cause overheating. Sony confirmed that such defects could lead to overheating in 280 models of its VAIO TZ series of the laptop r produced from May 2007 to July 2008. So far seven people in Japan and abroad have sustained burns due to overheating. According to Sony, seven people have sustained burns due to overheating around the world including Japan.

Of the 440,000 laptops to be recalled for free repair about 67,000 units are sold in Japan. Sony has confirmed 83 cases of overheating in Japan and 126 such cases overseas since August 2007.The Sony VAIO TX series in question could cause overheating around the power point or the frame of the liquid display due to defects.