Sony power cables pose shock risk

Sony issued a recall for some AC adaptors used with all in one Vaio PCs and docking stations as they pose the risk of causing electric shock, the company said.

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Sony issued a recall for some AC adaptors used with all in one Vaio PCs and docking stations as they pose the risk of causing electric shock, the company said.

Sony issued the voluntary recall working with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, which said insulation inside the products could fail over time, causing the electric shock risk. Sony has received some reports of the adapters short circuiting, though no injuries have been reported, CPSC said.

Sony is recalling AC adaptors with the model number VGP-AC19V17, which were supplied with the all-in-one Vaio PCs belonging to the VGC-LT, VGC-JS240, VGC-JS250, VGC-JS270, and VGC-JS290 series. The company also recalled power adaptors under the same model number that were supplied with Vaio VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1 docking stations.

The products were sold at Sony's website and retailers between September 2005 and October 2009.

Consumers can contact Sony to replace the affected AC adaptors at no cost. Sony has established a website where consumers can check if their model is eligible for a replacement and arrange for a replacement.

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