Sony asks for 1.6m LCD TVs to be returned
Bring back your Bravia before it burns
Sony has warned owners of 40in Bravia televisions that it wants them all back after a handful of high-profile incidents in which the LCD TVs began emitting smoke or - in extreme cases - melted.
Eleven incidents of dodgy sets have been reported in Japan, but the parts that malfunctioned have been built into in tellies that shipped around the globe. Sony said it is taking no chances and will fix all 1.6 million of them.
"If you notice any abnormality in your TV unit and its performance - eg. unusual noise, unusual smell, or smoking - please immediately turn the unit off, unplug the cord, cease using the TV, and contact us," Sony told punters today.
The company is offering affected customers a home appraisal. So if you're worried your TV might start smoking or melting, a trained engineer will pop round to check it out.
The sets covered by the recall are 40in Bravia-branded TVs manufactured in 2007 and 2008, with the majority sold in Europe and the US. They include the KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4 and KDL-40XBR5.
A statement on the matter can be seen on Sony support sites. ®
Unable to get a f*cking clue about network security,
Sony have resorted to building firewalls out of actual fire.
You registered 20 minutes before you posted the above comment so this is your first comment at the register.
You mention less than 700,00 (sic) in the UK, a figure I can not find in the article or at Sony's website. It appears that you have some insider information.
You don't work for Sony do you?
Ah, wonder if that was the real cause of the fire in Enfield the other month
Get a grip Sony
Last week they shipped their top-end camera which had been in development for three years with incompatible firmware. Today it's sub-standard components in television. Last month it was PSN...
...is anyone in charge of quality control at Sony?
"So if you're worried your TV might start smoking or melting, a trained engineer will pop round to check it out."
By trained engineer they mean someone who is trained to find the serial number and check it against a list of those that need to be returned.