Sony recalls 440,000 Vaio laptops for overheating danger

Tokyo-based Sony Corp. on Thursday said it is recalling about 440,000 Vaio laptop computers worldwide to fix a faulty wiring problem that could cause the products to overheat.

The recall affects the following models made between May 2007 and July 2008:

  • VAIO VGN-TZ100 series.
  • VGN-TZ200 series.
  • VGN-TZ300 series.
  • VGN-TZ2000 series.

The company has learned of 15 computers overheating, including one injury involving a minor burn.

The computers were made in Japan and the U.S.

Consumers should stop using the notebook computers and contact the company for an inspection and repair if necessary.