Bookmark and Share


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Sony Corp., this week announced a voluntary recall of Sony’s AC adapters used with Vaio all-in-on PCs as well as Vaio docking stations for notebooks. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

Sony said that it had received four reports of adapters short circuiting. No incidents occurred in the United States and no injuries have been reported so far, but the company decided to initiate recall process. Apparently, insulation inside the AC adapter can fail over time, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers. Consumers should turn off their computer, unplug it and stop using the recalled AC adapters immediately and contact Sony to arrange for a free replacement of the affected AC adapter.

The recalled AC adapter model is the Sony VGP-AC19V17, which was supplied for use with Sony Vaio VGC-LT and VGC-JS2-series of all-in-one personal computers as well as Sony Vaio VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1 docking stations.

This is hardly the first recall of AC adapters in the recent years. The good news is that no person has been injured and no computer has been damaged.

Tags: Sony, Vaio, Failures


Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month