TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Sony says it is recalling 440,000 units of Vaio laptop computers worldwide due to faulty parts that could trigger overheating.
Sony Corp. said Thursday that the recalls involve 19 models of Vaio TZ laptop series manufactured between May 2007 and July 2008, including three export models.
The Tokyo-based consumer electronics company says a faulty wiring connecting the main body of the laptop and its display could cause overheating near a power plug or the rim of the screen, sometimes distorting the shape of the computer.
This news me of what happened to Sony in 2006. Please read on:
Sony hit hard by PS3 and battery troubles
By INQUIRER newsdesk: Thursday, 26 October 2006, 1:43 PM
SONY IS IN a spot of bother, it would appear, having today announced that its net income has dropped by a massive 94%, which it is blaming on PS3 delays and humongous battery recalls.
Sony's cut down its full year profit forecast by 38% thanks to the battery recall palava, and is now expecting a profit of $673 million, quite the change from its original forecast for $1.1 billion.
According to the Wall Street Journal, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, Sony reported a net income of ¥1.7 billion, which is about $14.3 million US dollars. Compared to ¥28.5 billion in the same period last year, things ain't looking too good for the electronics powerhouse.