Toshiba recalls T Series notebook computers due to burn hazard

Washington D.C. - WASHINGTON (WMBF) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announces a voluntary recall of several Toshiba notebook computers Thursday.

The notebook computers can overheat at the notebook's plug-in to the AC adapter, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Toshiba has received 129 reports of the notebook computers overheating and deforming the plastic casing around the AC adapter plug. There were also two reports of minor burn injuries that did not require medical attention and two reports of minor property damage.

The notebooks affected are Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 Notebook Computers and there are around 41,000 units worldwide.

"Toshiba" is printed on the top of the notebook computer. The model name and number are printed on a label on the bottom of the notebook computers. The computers were manufactured in China.

Consumers are asked to stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product.

For additional information, contact Toshiba at 800-457-7777 anytime or visit their web site at www.laptops.toshiba.com.

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