Toshiba laptops recalled for overheating risk

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Toshiba's Satellite Pro T130

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.

Organizations: Toshiba, Health Canada, United States Consumer Product Safety Commission U.S.Health Canada Customer Service Centre

Geographic location: Canada

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  • Shelley
    September 02, 2010 - 16:58

    I say Health Canada was not - is Not aware of injuries linked to MANY problems, with Pharmacuticals and now, whoopie the-This computer problem. Every week there are Warning on USA television regarding Adverse affects to pharmacuticals harming and killing people YET, Canadians never hear a word about those same Drugs in Canada. QUESTION - How much Money and Profit do Federal & Provincial Govs. have Invested & Profitting from in the BIG PHARMA Industry-WITH their unelected business "Associates" who pay to get politicians-governments Elected?