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Latest Sony Vaio Peripheral? Oven Mitts.

Sony is voluntarily recalling some 535,000 Vaio laptops worldwide, citing a temperature-control defect. The recall applies to F and C series Vaios sold in the U.S., Europe and Asia since January and follows 39 reports of units being damaged by excessive heat.

Says Sony, “In rare instances, these notebook computers may overheat due to a potential malfunction of the internal temperature management system, resulting in deformation of the product’s keyboard or external casing, and a potential burn hazard to consumers.”

Vaio owners with machines subject to the recall can resolve the problem themselves with a firmware update or by having Sony (SNE) do the repair.