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Toshiba Recalls T Series Notebook Computers Due to Burn Hazard
TOSHIBA RECALLS T SERIES NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS DUE TO BURN HAZARD
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and
Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced
a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It
is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130
Units: About 41,000 worldwide
Manufacturer: Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., of Irvine,
Hazard: The notebook computers can overheat at the notebook's plug-in to
the AC adapter, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Toshiba has received 129 reports of the notebook
computers overheating and deforming the plastic casing area around the
AC adapter plug, including two reports of minor burn injuries that did
not require medical attention and two reports of minor property damage.
Description: This recall involves certain Toshiba Satellite T135,
Satellite T135D and Satellite Pro T130 notebook computer models.
"Toshiba" is printed on the top of the notebook computer. The model name
and number are printed on a label on the bottom of the notebook
Sold at: Electronics stores and other retailers nationwide and online,
including at Toshibadirect.com and other websites, from August 2009
through August 2010 for between $600 and $800.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately download the latest version of
Toshiba's BIOS computer program to their notebook computer at
http://laptops.toshiba.com/about/consumer-notices. This new computer
program will detect whether the notebook computer is overheating, and if
so, disable the notebook computer's external power and display a message
directing the consumer to contact Toshiba for a free repair. Consumers
who do not have Internet access should contact Toshiba to arrange for
installation of the updated BIOS.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toshiba at (800)
457-7777 anytime or visit the firm's website at
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:
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