Sony today issued a recall of LCD HDTV models sold in JapanÃ‚Â due to a fire hazard potential. To date no recall has been issued in America for any of the listed Sony LCD models according to a Sony spokesperson. This was confirmed by the US Product Safety CommissionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s media representative.
In an email response to the HD Guru, a Sony spokesperson states ” The reports are mainly from Japan – in rare cases a particular component incorporated in certain models of 40″ BRAVIA LCD HDTVs was damaged and as a result, may overheat and at times ignite inside the television. Sony has sold nearly 400,000 of these TVs in the U.S. and no incidents have been reported to date.
While we have no reports of any resulting damages to other property or bodily injuries, Sony offers all customers of the affected models a free in-home evaluation for the covered product.
Customers who have a covered TV can visit www.updatemytv.com to schedule a dedicated service technician to perform an evaluation.
The 40″ models affected include KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5.
Sony is committed to addressing this issue proactively as we stand behind our promise of quality and reliability.”
Sony also instituted a similar voluntary inspection program in Europe of certain 40″ models .
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