We have been hearing recall actions related to battery packs such as the one from Acer on its Travelmate and Aspires but this round of time, Sony has taken initiative to announce the voluntary recall action targeted for its AC brick adapters used in its famous all-in-one VAIO desktops.
The reason of the recall is due to the potential short circuit and electrical shock hazard when using the AC power adapters model AC19V17 that being used in its the VAIO VGC-JS240/JS250/JS270/JS290 and VGC-LT series. Basically it covers All-in-one computers that being sold after September 2007 as well as Notebook docking stations sold since September 2005. Although no injuries incident has been reported yet but up to date there are already four general cases that being raised related to this risk of electrical shocking that triggers the recall action. As a preventive measurement, all users are encouraged to stop the AC power charger usage immediately until they obtain a new replacement from Sony at no cost.
Affecting around 69,000 Sony brand devices inclusive of PRBX1 and PRFE1 Docking stations for VAIO notebook, this recall is quite a massive one and in order to figure out if your AC adapter is under the affected batches, users can inspect the serial number printed on the adapter and then cross reference it here for further details before returning for warranty claims.