Sony recalls 69,000 adapters due to short-circuit risk


It seems that there’s no end for Sony’s power problems on their Vaio.

The Japanese consumer electronics giant announced that it is recalling 69, 000 Vaio AC adapters for risks of short-circuiting.

The adapters on the recall list include models VGP-AC19V17, VGC-LT, VGC-JS240, VGC-JS250, VGC-JS270 and VGC-JS290. Sony will also be recalling two notebook docking stations, the VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1.

According to Sony, the AC adapters may short-circuit and cause an electric shock because insulation inside the adapter can fail over time. Although the company received only four related complaints – all of which did not result to any injury in the US – Sony is not taking any chances.

Despite its seemingly huge number, this problem is somewhat tamer to what the company has had to encounter before.

In 2006, Sony had to recall 9.6 million batteries and in September 2008, the company had to recall 438, 00 Vaio laptops due to overheating concerns. The latest was in October 2008 where the company had to again, recall 100,000 batteries.

For more information on the recall, you can visit Sony’s support site here or call Sony at (877) 361-4481.