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Sony is recalling 440 thousand. Laptops Sony Vaio, sold around the world, because of the possibility of fire. The news led to a drop in the value of shares of the company for 4, 2% to a record over the past three years, a minimum of $ 35, 8 apiece. According to analysts, if something like this happen again, Sony risks losing its reputation.
Corporation Sony, one of the largest electronics manufacturers in Japan, is recalling 440 thousand. Sony Vaio laptops due to the possibility of ignition. Of this total, 373 thousand. Laptops were sold in 48 countries worldwide and 67 thousand. - In Japan, reports Associated Press.
Subject to review 19 notebooks Vaio TZ, made during the period from May 2007 to July 2008, members of the Series VGN-TZ100, TZ200, TZ300 and TZ2000. In these models was found to be defective, which can cause a short circuit, overheating and fire computer. Sony has received no less than 209 reported cases of overheating. In seven cases, caught fire, and some users concerning received minor burns. The company's specialists have found that the problem is in the wire, which is too close to the hinge laptop. As a result, it is damaged and this causes a short circuit.
The news led to a drop in the value of shares on the Sony 4, 2% to a record over the past three years, a minimum of $ 35, 8 apiece. According to company officials in an interview with Reuters, a review will affect the financial condition of the Sony, but they do not report, in what amount. Market watchers are concerned about this incident, as the production of computers for Sony is one of the core activities. In addition, the regrettable fact that the manufacturer has notified of the defect after a long delay. According to analysts, if something like this happen again, Sony risks losing the value of their brand.
The last time Sony had to recall 416 thousand. Digital Camera Cyber-shot DSC-T5, sold not only in the US but also in Russia - some users said that during the handling of the camera received minor cuts and scrapes.
In 2006, the Corporation initiated the industry's largest recall of batteries. As a result, return 9, 6 million batteries installed in their laptops and notebooks in the leading manufacturers, including Apple and Dell, the company lost $ 423 million.