Sony Recalling 26,000 Vaios as Old Battery Fire Worries Return

Owners of the Sony VAIO Fit 11A are apparently being contacted by Sony, over concerns that the batteries inside may pose a fire risk. Some 26,000 Vaio models are affected, with the Panasonic-made batteries implicated in three cases of overheating and users receiving burns as a result. A return & replace scheme will be put in place soon. [WSJ via The Verge] Read More >>

Toyota Recalls 6.4m Cars Due to... Everything Issues

A huge number of Toyotas are being recalled by the car maker, covering airbag issues, the steering column, windscreen wipers and much more, with 27 different models affected. Totyota says no one's been injured by any of the issues, although two fires may have been triggered by a problem with the engine starter. If you own a Toyota, best let it sleep outside from now on. [BBC] Read More >>

Fitbit is Recalling All Force Wristbands

Fitbit announced today that it will recall its new Force model, after users complained of rashes while wearing it. Fitbit CEO James Park says the recall is motivated by "an abundance of caution". Read More >>

Indesit and Hotpoint Recall (Potentially) Exploding Washing Machines

Do you ever imagine how much it would hurt if your washing machine drum came out while it's whizzing your pants and jeans around at maximum spin? If you're an Indesit or Hotpoint owner there's a small chance you may find out, thanks to concerns that "a very small percentage" of machines made between 2007 and 2009 could fall apart and explode. Read More >>

Xperia Tablet S Sales Halted Over Non-Waterproof Waterproofing

Sony's rather promising new Xperia Tablet S has been pulled from the market, after some awkward leaking gaps were found in the casing of the supposedly water-resistant Android tablet. Read More >>

Canon Recalling S100 Camera Due to Faulty Lens

Canon's S100 camera—the company's premier point-and-shoot model— is being recalled due to a problem where the lens would get stuck while extended. Here's how to find out if your camera is one of those affected. Read More >>

Sony Recalls 40" BRAVIA LCD TVs Over Fire Safety Concerns

Sony has just announced an amazing global product repair scheme, revealing a plan to check a staggering 1.6 million BRAVIA models it's sold over the past four years. Damaged components mean certain BRAVIAs "may overheat and at times ignite". Read More >>


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