Recall

  • Sony shares take a hit in VAIO recall aftermath

    Sony shares take a hit in VAIO recall aftermath

    Sony took a beating in the market on Friday, touching upon a 3-year low. The sell-off comes after an announcement yesterday about the voluntary recall of 438,000 VAIO notebooks worldwide (73,000 in the US). The problem stems from irregularly positioned wires near the computer’s hinge that can cause a short circuit and overheating. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Sony… Read More

  • Chotto Shot PSP camera said to be overheating

    Chotto Shot PSP camera said to be overheating

    We’re seeing a rumor flying around about the PSP camera, Chotto Shot being too hot to handle. Apparently, the little 1.3 MP camera has been overheating and poses a fire hazard. Known as the Go!Cam in Europe, the camera has never been directly for sale in here in the States. PSP Fanboy is reporting on a recall. And indeed, Play-Asia does not have the camera available. Amazon still has… Read More

  • Apple and Sony jointly pay out ¥1.3M to burned Japanese gentleman

    Apple and Sony jointly pay out ¥1.3M to burned Japanese gentleman


    Remember when Sony’s batteries were catching on fire and there were many recalls? Well some of those poor souls who got burned by Sony’s flaming batteries (in Apple’s laptops) sued for damages and are actually squeezing a little money out of the two companies. A Japanese couple is being awarded ¥1.3 million for their troubles (and burns). It sounds like a lot, but yens… Read More

  • A note on the rumored Blackjack recall

    Attention, Blackjack owners: If your favorite smartphone (the Blackjack, natch) has been experiencing odd dropped calls for no apparent reason, and you’ve been cursing up a storm to AT&T, your anger may be misguided. According to the nice people at Samsung, a few Blackjacks made from November 2006 to February 2007 might have a manufacturing glitch that hangs up when you don’t… Read More

  • Toshiba Portable DVD Player AC Adapters Recalled

    Toshiba Portable DVD Player AC Adapters Recalled

    Toshiba has recalled about 142,000 AC adapters sold with its SD-P1600 portable DVD player due to a potential defect wherein the adapter causes the DVD player to overheat, resulting in a burn hazard. The DVD players were sold in retail stores between January 2005 and April 2006 for between $200 and $230. If you have one of these players, you should stop using it and call Toshiba at (877)… Read More

  • Sony Issues Digicam Recall

    Sony Issues Digicam Recall


    Give one to your bratty kids Let’s hope you didn’t buy one of Sony’s popular Cybershot cameras lately. The company is issuing a recall on 416,000 Cybershot DSC-T5 cameras sold in the US, Europe, China, and Japan. Apparently the outer casing could warp and form sharp edges, which in turn would cut your hands. Ouch. Hit up Sony to see if your camera is affected. Sony… Read More

  • My Lap! My Lap! My Lap Is On Fire!

    My Lap! My Lap! My Lap Is On Fire!

    Strike up a match, light the candles, and welcome another member to the exploding laptop club. After an Acer laptop exploded in someone’s lap recently the company decided to make the move to recall 27,000 laptops due to overheating batteries that were made by — get this — Sony. Hmmm, between Dell, Sony, and now Acer’s exploding laptops, maybe using Sony-made laptop… Read More

  • Nintendo Recalls Original Wii Remote Strap

    Nintendo Recalls Original Wii Remote Strap


    After reminding its customers of how to properly apply the wrist strap, Nintendo has announced a complete recall on the original faulty straps. To claim your new strap, fill out this online form and Nintendo should have a new one to you in the near future. And if you can’t stop playing with your Wii while you wait for your replacement strap, you might want to consider taking extra… Read More

  • Hitachi Recalls 16,000 Sony Batteries

    All those battery recalls of late has been making Hitachi feel left out, so what’s a boy (company) to do? Recall its own Sony batteries, of course. They’ve just issued the recall in their Flora 210W and Flora SE210 laptops in order to get them back before a fiery incident gets publicized all over the internets. Oh, and unless you bought your Hitachi laptop from Japan on a business… Read More

  • Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Batteries

    Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Batteries

    We kept this under wraps because it sounded like an obvious stock dump ploy, but it seems that Apple is recalling about 1.8 million batteries due to overheating problems with the cells. Obviously this will make for quite a few finanical problems for Cupertino Steve and his band of misfits, but them’s the flaming laptop blues. This is all conjecture until we can confirm it, but… Read More