Recall Corner: Toshiba T Series laptops

Toshiba laptops find themselves colling their heels in the latest Recall Corner. Over forty thousand T Series laptops, to be precise, and the risk is overheating.

recalled-toshibas.jpgToshiba laptops find themselves cooling their heels in the latest Recall Corner (joining Sony, Acer and HP). Over forty thousand T Series units, to be precise, due to a risk of overheating…

Earlier this month Toshiba announced a worldwide, voluntary recall of the laptops due to the threat of overheating becoming a burn hazard.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the notebook computers can overheat at the notebook’s plug-in to the AC adapter. Apparently 129 complaints were received with two reporting two minor burns.

The affected models – manufactured in China and sold between August 2009 and August 2010 – include the Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite Pro T130.

For a remedy, the CPSC states:

Consumers should immediately download the latest version of Toshiba’s BIOS computer program to their notebook computer at This new computer program will detect whether the notebook computer is overheating, and if so, disable the notebook computer’s external power and display a message directing the consumer to contact Toshiba for a free repair. Consumers who do not have Internet access should contact Toshiba to arrange for installation of the updated BIOS.

Thanks to Engadget for flagging this one.

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