Sony Recalls Laptops Over Wiring Flaw

Sony says it is recalling 440,000 Vaio laptop computers worldwide due to a wiring flaw that could cause overheating.

Sony Corp. said Thursday the recall involves 19 models in the Vaio TZ series manufactured between May 2007 and July 2008, including three export models.

The Tokyo-based consumer electronics company says improperly placed wires near the hinge connecting the body of the laptop and its display could wear quickly, causing a short circuit and overheating.

It says it has received reports of overheating, including some cases in which people received minor burns.