According to China's State Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine, the Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp is recalling 55,362 VPCF11 series and VPCCW2 series Vaio brand laptop computers in mainland China, due to overheating problems.
AQSIQ reports that the affected laptops were produced between December 2009 and February 2010, and the product first went on sale in January 2010.
Sony has stated that these computers can overheat due to a temperature-control defect, and this poses a burn hazard to the user and can distort the shape of the laptop.
The recall is also effective in the USA, Europe and Asian countries, including Japan.
Sony has said it will fix the problem and provide users with free basic input and output system services.