Three Toshiba laptop models were recalled today over fears the power input could overheat, melt the computer's plastic casing and burn users.
The joint recall — from Toshiba Canada, Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission — involves Toshiba's Satellite Pro T130, Satellite T130 and Satellite T130D models. The model name and number can be found on the bottom of the computers.
Toshiba Canada is aware of 14 reports in which the DC-in jack - where the power supply is plugged in - was the source of "excessive heat or smoke," Health Canada said in a statement. Nearly 130 reports of similar problems have been reported in the U.S.
Health Canada said it was not aware of injuries linked to the computer problem.
Roughly 41,000 units of the affected computers were sold worldwide between August 2009 and August 2010.
Affected consumers can contact Toshiba's Customer Service Centre at 1-(800)-663-0378.