Sony to recall 1.6million Bravia flat screens after televisions ‘melt’ and starts emit clouds of smoke
Some of Sony’s 40-inch LCD sets such as the KDL-46D3000 (pictured) are affected by the glitch. Model numbers are displayed on the back of the casing or on-screen via the set-up menu
AT A GLANCE: IS MY SONY TELEVISION AFFECTED?
The sets at risk are all 40in LCDsmanufactured in 2007 and 2008 - although they may have been on sale until later.
The specific model numbers are: KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550,KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000, KDL-40Z3000.
You can find out the model number from the back of the set, or via the set-up menu on screen.
‘If you own one of these products and you notice any abnormality – unusual noise, unusual smell or smoking – please turn it off immediately and unplug the power cable,’ said the company.
There have been no reports of injuries or of damage to anything other than the televisions, Sony said.
The televisions were manufactured in 2007 and 2008 and were mostly sold in Europe and the United States, although some were also sold in Japan and other parts of the world.
You can find the model number of a Sony set on the back of the casing, a spokesman said today. It’s also available using your remote, in a process described on the Sony Europe website.
‘Sony is voluntarily initiating a free inspection, and if necessary a free repair to reassure you that these products meet your expectations,’ the company said.
‘If you own one of the products mentioned above, we invite you to contact your nearest Service Centre to arrange an inspection of your TV. Sony’s service representative will visit to check your TV and will repair it as promptly as possible if it has the affected component.’
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