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Description: This recall includes Sony's VAIO Flip PC laptops with model number (product name) SVF11N13CXS. The computers were sold in three colors silver, black and pink. They have a Panasonic-manufactured lithium-ion battery and a folding touch screen that measures about 11.6 inches diagonally and a backlit keyboard. The VAIO logo is etched on the outer top of the computer, near the hinge. The model and serial numbers are printed on a black label with white lettering on the underside of the screen. To locate the label, consumers should open the computer, move the switch from the lock to the release position and flip the display. [Source]

Personal computers
Sony Recalls VAIO Flip PC Laptops Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Recalled Sony VAIO Flip PC

About 680 units were affected by this recall.

Personal computers Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date07/01/2014
Recall ID1718
Recall Number14220
Product TypeLaptop Computers
HazardThe computers' lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
InjuriesSony is aware of four incidents, which occurred in Asia, of computers overheating, resulting in units smoking, catching on fire and melting. No injuries have been reported.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled personal computers, shut it down and unplug it; and contact Sony for instructions on how to arrange for an inspection free of charge to the consumer and a free repair or full refund of the computer's purchase price.
Remedy OptionRefund
ContactSony toll-free at (866)702-7669 anytime or online at www.sony.com and click on the Support tab, then on Electronics and then on Product Support. Once on the Product Support site, click on the Computers and Tablets tab, then on VAIO Laptops and Desktops and scroll down to Product Alerts for more information.
Last Updated01/09/2015
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