Menu
Sony recalls AC adapters for some Vaio PCs

Sony recalls AC adapters for some Vaio PCs

Sony issued a recall for some AC adapters used with all-in-one Vaio PCs and docking stations as they pose the risk of causing electric shock, the company said.

Sony issued the voluntary recall working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which said insulation inside the products could fail over time, causing the electric shock risk. Sony has received some reports of the adapters short circuiting, though no injuries have been reported, CPSC says.

Sony is recalling AC adapters with the model number VGP-AC19V17, which were supplied with the all-in-one Vaio PCs belonging to the VGC-LT, VGC-JS240, VGC-JS250, VGC-JS270, and VGC-JS290 series.

The company also recalled power adapters under the same model number that were supplied with Vaio VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1 docking stations.

The products were sold at Sony's web site and retailers between September 2005 and October 2009.

Consumers can contact Sony to replace the affected AC adapters at no cost. Sony has established a web site where consumers can check if their model is eligible for a replacement and arrange for a replacement.

Sony did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags sonyAC Adaptersdocking stationsrecallinternational newsU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissionvaio pcelectric shockVGP-AC19V17short circuit

Featured

Slideshows

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

New Zealanders kick-started EDGE 2018 with a bout of Super Rugby before a dedicated New Zealand session, in front of more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors on Hamilton Island.‚Äč

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session
EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018 kicked off with a dedicated New Zealand track, highlighting the key customer priorities across the local market, in association with Dell EMC. Delivered through EDGE Research - leveraging Kiwi data through Tech Research Asia - more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors combined during an interactive session to assess the changing spending patterns of the end-user and the subsequent impact to the channel.

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research
Show Comments