Sony Says Bravia Flat-Screen TVs Could Catch Fire

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Sony Corp. said Wednesday that customers who have six different models of Bravia flat-screen televisions should contact the electronics giant to examine their sets, citing reports that an abnormality could cause a component to catch fire inside their televisions.

Customers who have one of the covered televisions and notice an unusual noise, smell or smoking should turn off and unplug their sets, and contact Sony right away, the company said.

The potential defect could potentially impact 1.6 million sets worldwide and 400,000 in the U.S. and...
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