On October 28, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Sony Electronics, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 69,000 Sony VAIO Computer AC Adapters, due do a potential electric shock hazard. The insulation inside the AC adapter can fail over time. Sony has received four reports of the AC adapters short circuiting.
The recall affects the AC adapter model “VGP-AC19V17,” which was included in the following Sony products:
- All-in-One VAIO Desktop Computers (VGC-LT series and VGC-JS2 series)
- VAIO Docking Stations (VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1)
The defective AC adapters were sold in SonyStyle stores, various electronics retailers, and online from September 2005 through October 2009.
Consumers are advised to turn off their computer, stop using the AC adapter immediately, and contact Sony at 877-361-4481 to receive a free replacement.