Toshiba recalls 41000 overheating notebooks

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NEW YORK, USA: Electronics maker Toshiba is recalling more than 41,000 models of three different models from the T-series of its notebooks due to overheating and fire issues, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said.


The Commission and Health Canada said that Toshiba announced a voluntary recall of its notebook computers due to possible burn hazard concern.

Subject to the recall are Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 notebook computers sold from August 2009 through August 2010, totaling about 41,000 units globally.

The CPSC said 129 instances of "overheating and deforming the plastic casing area around the AC adapter plug" had been reported. Two of those reports resulted in "minor burn injuries that did not require medical attention" and two in minor property damage.

The recalled models include: Satellite T135D-S1326, T135D-SP2012L, T135-SP2909R, T135D-SP2012M, T135-SP2013L, T135-SP2013M, T135D-S1322, T135-S1330, T135D-S1328WH, T135D-S1328RD, T135D-S1328, T135D-S1327, T135D-S1325WH, T135D-S1325RD, T135D-S1325, T135D-S1324, T135D-S1320, T135-SP2911R, T135-S1312, T135-S1310WH, T135-S1310RD, T135-S1310, T135-S1309, T135-S1307, T135-S1305WH, T135-S1305RD, T135-S1305, T135-S1300WH, T135-S1300RD, T135-S1300, T135-SP2911C, T135-SP2911A, T135-SP2910R, T135-SP2910C, T135-SP2910A, T135-SP2909C, T135-SP2909A; Satellite Pro T130-W1302, T130-EZ1301