Next time when you are slouching on the couch or sitting at work, using your Sony-Vaio laptop and you smell something burning, it could be your notebook. Yes! Believe it or not, but that’s what the Japanese electronic giant has recently quoted in a press release. An organization which redefined music, computing and imaging with its state of art phones and laptops, is now faced with embarrassment by the recent turn of events.
The glitch that lies in a heat-monitoring chip, and is exclusive to the C&F series of VAIO, launched in January this year; could lead to serious personal injuries as well. As of now about 39 such complaints have been registered, where the customers claim that the shape of their laptop got distorted due to this malfunction.
The issue concerns about a total of half a million laptops across the globe. About 50% percent of these are supposed to be distributed in the US market alone. While SONY has offered a software application as a corrective measure, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington, announced a voluntary recall of more than 200,000 such computers within the US. Market analysts believe that this goof-up will cost SONY in figures that are difficult to digest in terms of the damage done to its market share.