About 22,000 Acer Aspire-series Notebook Computers are being recalled today because of a burn hazard.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), an internal microphone wire under the notebook computer’s palm rest could short circuit and overheat. Acer has received three reports of that happening, causing some melting of the external casing. No incidents occurred in the United States, and no injuries have been reported.
This recall includes computers with model numbers Acer AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG. The computer’s screen size is approximately13.3 inches measured diagonally. Since not all units are affected, consumers should contact Acer to ascertain if their computer has been recalled.
The defective notebooks 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. The cost was between $650 and $1,150.
Owners should cease using the recalled computers and contact Acer for a free repair at toll-free (866) 695-2237 or visit their web site at www.acer.com.