September 2nd, 2010, 21:40 PM
Toshiba recalls 41,000 laptops for overheating
The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday issued a recall of 41,000 Toshiba laptops after reports of some overheating and even melting.
Toshiba posted its own recall of several models of its Satellite T130 laptops on its product support forums last week.
The CPSC said 129 instances of "overheating and deforming the plastic casing area around the AC adapter plug" had been reported. Two of those reports resulted in "minor burn injuries that did not require medical attention" and two in minor property damage.
Toshiba said on its Web site that the problem stems from a "faulty DC-In harness," which can lead to the computer melting where the AC adapter plugs in.
The solution is a BIOS update, which the company recommends users of the affected models implement right away. The update is available on Toshiba's Web site.
Full story: c|net