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Sony issues warning of fire risk with Vaio Fit 11A Notebooks

Sony issues warning of fire risk with Vaio Fit 11A Notebooks
Sony issues warning of fire risk with Vaio Fit 11A Notebooks
Sony asks customers to discontinue use of their new VAIO Fit 11A notebooks following the discovery of their potential to catch fire.

Sony today released a warning to their customers, asking them to discontinue use of the recently released VAIO Fit 11A notebooks. The announcement comes after Sony discovered that the notebooks have a potential to catch fire, courtesy of their third-party batteries.

According to Sony's warning, the non-removable battery packs have the potential to overheat causing partial burns to the housing of the PC. Surprisingly, Sony hasn't actually issued a recall for the device, but they are asking users to immediately turn off and unplug their PCs. Meanwhile, the company will look into replacing or repairing the problem, with an official announcement expected within two weeks.

We had the opportunity to review the VAIO Fit 11A last month, and while it reached a temperature of 51.1 degrees Celsius at one point, it thankfully never burst into flames. More details should be available soon, but if you're an unfortunate VAIO Fit 11A owner, discontinuing use is probably the best course of action.

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2014 04 > Sony issues warning of fire risk with Vaio Fit 11A Notebooks
Author: Omar Qudsi, 2014-04-11 (Update: 2014-04-11)