Sony said wires have been put in the wrong position near the hinge, while a flaw in the circuit board that controls the screen also may cause overheating.Sony received more than 200 complaints of overheating notebooks but assures there's no risk of serious injury or fire.
The company said that a number of people had been burnt by the fault.
According to the company 373,000 of the Vaio laptops were sold worldwide in some 48 countries, with 67,000 sold in Japan.
Sony recalls 440,000 VAIO TZ notebooks
Posted on Thursday, Sep 04 2008 @ 17:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck