Recall Round-Up : Laptop, Digital Piano, Travel Charger Kits
(WGGB) — In Monday’s edition of ABC40’s Recall Round-up, we look at three items that may be in your home or office.
The first recall is Sony’s VAIO Flip PC laptops. The computers’ lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. The computers, , were sold in three colors silver, black and pink and were sold at Sony retail stores nationwide and online from February 2014 to April 2014. Sony is aware of four incidents, which occurred in Asia, of computers overheating, resulting in units smoking, catching on fire and melting. No injuries have been reported.
You should immediately stop using the recalled personal computers, shut it down and unplug it; and contact Sony for instructions on how to arrange for an inspection free of charge to the consumer and a free repair or full refund of the computer’s purchase price.
Additional information: Sony VAIO Flip PC Laptops, model number SVF11N13CXS. They have a Panasonic-manufactured lithium-ion battery and a folding touch screen that measures about 11.6 inches diagonally and a backlit keyboard. The VAIO logo is etched on the outer top of the computer, near the hinge. The model and serial numbers are printed on a black label with white lettering on the underside of the screen. To locate the label, consumers should open the computer, move the switch from the lock to the release position and flip the display.
Sony toll-free at (866)702-7669 anytime or online at www.sony.com and click on the Support tab, then on Electronics and then on Product Support. Once on the Product Support site, click on the Computers & Tablets tab, then on VAIO Laptops & Desktops and scroll down to Product Alerts for more information.
The next recall involves the Roland model RD-800 Electronic Digital Pianos sold between January and April of this year. The AC power cord can be connected to the XLR output jacks, posing an electrical shock hazard. The serial number and model number are on a data plate on the right side of the rear of the piano. The model numbers are on your screen. Roland received one report of a consumer connecting the power cord to an XLR output jack. No injuries have been reported. You should immediately stop using the pianos, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and the piano and contact Roland U.S. for a free repair kit or to locate an authorized dealer or service center to have the repair kit installed free of charge. Pianos within the following serial number ranges are being recalled: Z6D0015 to Z6D0019; Z7D0174 to Z7D0423; Z8D1 056 to Z8D1255; Z9D2131 to Z9D2333.
Sold at: American Musical Supply Inc., Cascio Interstate, Full Compass Systems Ltd, Guitar Center Inc., Kraft Keyboard Center, Musicians Friend Inc., Sam Ash Inc. and Sweetwater Sound Inc. stores nationwide from January 2014 to April 2014 for about $3,000.
Roland Corporation toll-free at (877) 339-5494 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.rolandus.com and click on“RD-800 Recall Notice” under Support at the bottom of the page for more information.
The plastic cover on the charger’s exchangeable plugs can come loose and separate, exposing internal components that pose an electrocution hazard if touched while the plug remains in a live socket. The kit includes four different plugs for use in electrical outlets in the U.S., U.K., EU and Australia. No incidents or injuries have been reported, but you should immediately stop using the recalled chargers and contact Nokia for instructions on receiving a full refund from Verizon Wireless or a credit from AT&T for the travel chargers and both will provide a free replacement U.S.-only charger for their Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet.
Sold at: AT&T and Verizon Wireless authorized dealers and retailers nationwide and online at att.com and Verizon.com from January 2014 to May 2014 for about $50.
Call Nokia toll-free at (888)665- 4228 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.nokia.com and click “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.