The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. For a complete list of recalled products, visit www.cpsc.gov.
Units: About 22,000
Manufacturer: Acer America Corporation, of San Jose, Calif.
Hazard: An internal microphone wire under the palm rest can short circuit and overheat, posing a potential burn hazard.
Description: The affected models are the Acer AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG. Not all units are affected. The computer’s screen size is about 13.3 inches measured diagonally. Contact Acer to determine if a unit is included in the recall.
Sold at: ABS Computer Technologies, D&H Distributing, Fry’s Electronics, Ingram Micro, RadioShack, SED/American Express, Synnex Corporation, SYX Distribution, Tech Data Corporation and other retailers nationwide and Amazon.com from June through October 2009 for $650 to $1,150.
Remedy: Stop using the recalled notebook computers immediately. Contact Acer to determine if the notebook is affected and to receive a free repair.
Consumer contact: 866-695-2237 or visit www.acer.com.