Toshiba Recalls 41,000 Notebook Computers

If you have purchased a Toshiba Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 notebook computers, read up.

Toshiba has announced the voluntary recall of around 41,000 notebook computers worldwide due to the risk of overheating and burning users.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission listed the product recall to include the models I have listed above. So, if you are one of those who purchased the said models of Toshiba notebook computers you should immediately download the latest version of a software program called BIOS. This program will detect whether a Toshiba notebook is overheating. It will also disable the computer’s external power and alert the consumer to contact Toshiba for a free repair.

This BIOS software is available at http://laptops.toshiba.com/about/consumer-notices.

Customers without Internet access should contact the company for installation of the program.

According to the Product Safety Commission, Toshiba has received 129 reports of the computers overheating and causing deformation of the plastic casing around the AC adapter plug. There have also been two reports of minor burns and two reports of minor property damage.

The said Toshiba models were sold from August 2009 through August 2010 for $600 to $800.

You can get additional information direct from Toshiba at (800) 457-7777 or http://laptops.toshiba.com/about/consumer-notices.

Or, you may contact the Product Safety Commission to reports of problems at https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

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