Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. of Irvine, CA has announced the recall of about 41,000 of its Satellite-brand notebook computers manufactured in China.
Toshiba says that the recalled notebook computers can overheat at the point where the computer plugs into the AC adaptor, posing a burn hazard to consumers. The company has received 129 reports of the notebook computers overheating and deforming the plastic casing area around the AC adaptor plug. There have also been two reports of minor burn injuries, as well as two reports of minor property damage.
The recalled notebook computers were sold through electronic stores and retailers nationwide and online, as well as through Toshibadirect.com and other websites, from August 2009 through August 2010 for between $600-800.