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Toshiba Recalls over 40,000 laptops

If you or a family members has been affected by the Toshiba Laptop Recall, contact the attorneys at GRESHAM pc for a free case evaluation.Toshiba2

By Problem Partner Kristin Samuelson |
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Health Canada on Thursday announced a voluntary worldwide recall of 41,000 T series notebook computers because they "can overheat at the notebook's plug-in to the AC adapter, posing a burn hazard to consumers," according to the CPSC.

"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," a Sept. 2 CPSC press release said.

The recall includes certain Toshiba Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite Pro T130 notebook computer models. The model name and number are printed on a label on the bottom of the computers, according to the CPSC. (Photos below, courtesy of CPSC)

 

To check if your computer is involved in this recall, visit laptops.toshiba.com/about/consumer-notices and download the latest version of Toshiba's BIOS computer program to your notebook, which will detect if your computer is overheating. If it is, the computer program will disable your computer's external power and you'll receive a message directing you to contact Toshiba for a free repair. If you do not have access to the Internet, contact Toshiba at 800 457-7777 to request an installation of the updated BIOS computer program.

The recalled notebook computers were manufactured in China and were sold for between $600 and $800 at electronic stores and other retailers worldwide, and online at Toshibadirect.com and other Web sites from August 2009 through August 2010.

 

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