WASHINGTON, D.C.—A laptop computer maker is issuing a recall of thousands of notebook PCs because they pose a potential burn hazard to consumers.
About 22,000 Acer Aspire-series Notebook Computers are being recalled. An internal microphone wire under the palm rest can short circuit and overheat.
The recalled notebook computer models are the Acer AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG. The computer's screen size is about 13.3 inches measured diagonally. Not all units are affected. Consumers should contact Acer to determine if their unit is included in the recall.
The 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 Amazon.com from June 2009 through October 2009 for between $650 and $1,150.
If you have one, stop using it and contact Acer to determine if your notebook is affected and to receive a free repair. Contact Acer at (866) 695-2237 or visit www.acer.com.