The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., have announced a voluntary recall of the Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 Notebook Computers.
About 41,000 worldwide are involved in the recall.
The computers can overheat at the notebook’s plug-in to the AC adapter, posing a burn hazard to consumers, the announcement said.
Toshiba has received 129 reports of the notebook computers overheating and deforming the plastic casing area around the AC adapter plug, including two reports of minor burn injuries that did not require medical attention and two reports of minor property damage, the announcement said.
They were sold from August 2009 through August 2010 for between $600 and $800.
Consumers are advised to immediately download the latest version of Toshiba’s BIOS computer program to their notebook computer at http://laptops.toshiba.com/about/consumer-notices. 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.
For more information, contact Toshiba at 800-457-7777 or visit the firm’s website at http://laptops.toshiba.com/about/consumer-notices.