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Sony recalls VAIO Flip hybrids due to fire risk

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Almost 700 Sony VAIO Flip portables have been recalled due to four smoking, catching on fire and melting incidents.
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Sony announced last week the recall of "about 680" Vaio Flip PC units which appear to be affected by severe battery problems. This happened after the company received four reports from customers located in Asia who faced overheating of their Vaio Flip PCs, followed by smoking, melting and even catching on fire. Fortunately, nobody was hurt during these incidents.

The recalled units have been manufactured in China and bear the model number SVF11N13CXS. They feature a lithium-ion battery made by Panasonic, a quad-core Intel Pentium Bay-Trail M processor and a 11.6-inch screen. These hybrids were sold by Sony's retail locations and via the company's online store for about $800 USD earlier this year (between February and April).

According to the official press release below, owners of Sony Vaio Flip units with the model number mentioned earlier "should immediately stop using the recalled personal computers, shut it down and unplug it." After that, they should contact Sony for instructions on arranging for an inspection and - if needed - a repair, both free of charge, or even a full refund of the purchase price.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5459 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2014-07- 7 (Update: 2014-07- 7)