Sony Bravia TVs Facing Recall Because Of Fire Threat
Sony is facing another quality problem with over 400,000 of the Japanese Companies Bravia LCD TV’s facing a recall because of the risk of overheating or catching fire. It is not known whether the affected models were sold in Australia.
If the affected TV’s have been sold in Australia local authorities could force the Company to recall the affected Bravia TV’s in Australia.
Or they could leave it up to Sony Australia to contact customers who own the Bravia TV sets to determine if they would like to have the TVs inspected and repaired.
A spokesman for Sony Electronics in the USA & Europe confirmed overnight that about 400,000 units of 40-inch Bravia LCD TVs sold in the U.S. since 2007 could be at risk.
Sony Australia has no announcements on their web site. In Japan the same Bravia TV’s have been recalled.
Earlier this week the Japanese trade ministry’s requested that Sony to issue a recall of certain televisions sold domestically, following an incident in September in which a set caught fire following damage to “a particular component” part.
According to reports, the component part was associated with the sets’ backlighting system.
Eleven similar overheating incidents were reported in Japan since 2008, reports said.
Shortly after the announcement in Japan, Sony in Europe and the USA issued a statement Wednesday saying that “in the wake of the incidents and the trade ministry’s request, Sony announced that the Bravia models were indeed at risk of overheating due to defective parts.”
The problem only impacts a handful of 40-inch Bravia LCD TV models. These include the following: KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5.