Product Recall: Acer Notebook Computers

Posted on Jan 14, 2010 5:30am PST

Acer American Corp is recalling 22,000 Aspire-series notebook computers after receiving complaints that the notebooks were short-circuiting and overheating, posing a risk of burn injury to users.

At this time, no injuries have been reported, however, the company is concerned injuries could occur, which is why it has issued the recall.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the California-based company has received three separate reports of the plastic external casing melting after the computers short-circuited, which officials say is caused by an internal microphone wire under the palm rest.

Model Information

The following is a list of the notebook models that have been recalled:

  • AS3410
  • AS3410T
  • AS3810T
  • AS3810TG
  • AS3810TZ
  • AS3810TZG

The computers were made in China and sold at a variety of locations, including ABS Computer Technologies, Fry's Electronics, Radio Shack, D&H Distributing, Ingram Micro, Tech Data Corporation, Synnex Corporation, SED/American Express, SYX Distribution, and several other retailers throughout the country. The computers were sold from June 2009 through October 2009 for anywhere from $650 to $1,150.

If you are unsure whether or not your computer is included in the recall, you can contact Acer for more information. If your computer is one of the models that has been recalled, you should contact the company for a free repair.

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