ACER Notebook Computers Pose Burn Hazard, Recall IssuedJan 8, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
A burn hazard has prompted a recall of Acer Aspire-series Notebook Computers. Consumers should stop using the recalled notebook computers immediately and contact Acer to determine if their notebook is affected and to receive a free repair.
This recall involves computers with model numbers Acer AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG. The computer’s screen size is about 13.3 inches measured diagonally.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), an internal microphone wire under the notebook computers’ palm rest can short circuit and overheat. Acer has received three reports of computers short circuiting, resulting in slight melting of the external casing. None of these incidents occurred in the U.S., and none resulted in injury.
The recalled notebook computers were sold at ABS Computer Technologies, D&H Distributing, Fry’s Electronics, Ingram Micro, Radio Shack, SED/American Express, Synnex Corporation, SYX Distribution, Tech Data Corporation and other retailers nationwide and on Amazon.com from June 2009 through October 2009 for between $650 and $1,150.
For additional information, and to find out if your computer is included in the recall, contact Acer toll-free at (866) 695-2237 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.acer.com.