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Sony recalls 1.6 million Bravia HDTVs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2011 11:33 User comments (4)

Sony recalls 1.6 million Bravia HDTVs Sony has recalled 1.6 million Bravia HDTVs this week after it was revealed that faulty components could lead to fires.
The TVs were sold in the last 4 years and there have been 11 reported incidents in Japan since 2008. While there have been no injuries, a recent report of a "small fire and smoke" coming from a customer's TV prompted the recall.

Spokesperson Yuki Shima says the faulty components are in the backlight systems. These can lead to overheating, melting of the top of the LCD set, or even a small fire.

Sony has been hit with a number of recalls in the past years including one just last month with 2 million batteries in Sony mobile phones needing to be replaced due to overheating.

While there haven't been any reports outside of Japan, the recall is global.

The models affected are KDL-40D3400, KLD-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000 and KDL-40X3500.

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4 user comments

113.10.2011 0:04

Burning out for no reason? Sony doesn't care.
Small fire? Sony doesn't care.
Death to millions? Sony wouldn't care.
Possible class action suit? Sony starts to care.



213.10.2011 7:07

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Burning out for no reason? Sony doesn't care.
Small fire? Sony doesn't care.
Death to millions? Sony wouldn't care.
Possible class action suit? Sony starts to care.

/thread

"Its as if McGruff the Crime Dog snuck into our basement, enlisted an army of cellar rats to eat up all of our cheese, and then burned the house down when we finally locked him out instead of just knocking on the front door to tell us the window was open." ~Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback

313.10.2011 12:35

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Burning out for no reason? Sony doesn't care.
Small fire? Sony doesn't care.
Death to millions? Sony wouldn't care.
Possible class action suit? Sony starts to care.
That's every single company out there.

414.10.2011 1:49

Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Burning out for no reason? Sony doesn't care.
Small fire? Sony doesn't care.
Death to millions? Sony wouldn't care.
Possible class action suit? Sony starts to care.
That's every single company out there.
There are companies that care about reputation and repeat customers...the goal of Sony seems to be to lose all their customers so the stock price drops and they can buy it all back right before they go bankrupt.


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