Sony Pulls Computer AC Adapters Over Shock Risk

Law360, New York (October 29, 2009, 2:04 PM EDT) -- San Diego-based Sony Electronics Inc. has recalled about 69,000 Vaio computer AC adapters made in China out of a concern that they may fail and pose an electrical shock risk to users.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday the company issued the recall after receiving four reports outside the U.S. of adapters short-circuiting, but that no injuries have been reported.

The CPSC said the problem has to do with insulation inside the AC adapter that can fail over time and may cause an electrical...
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