Toshiba Australia has announced that it hasn’t had any reports by Australian consumers of overheating laptops.
The vendor globally recalled some Satellite laptops for posing a burn hazard to customers. The laptops could overheat and possibly melt the area around the notebook’s plug-in to AC adaptor. It potentially affects 41,000 laptops globally and the models being recalled include the Satellite T135, T135D and Pro T130.
The model and part numbers are located on the bottom of the laptops and being with PST3AU, PST3BU or PST3LU, according the vendor’s support website. The models were sold online and through retailers from August 2009 to August 2010.
“The US, Canada and European markets have experienced a limited number of incidents regarding the issue which have been addressed swiftly with a BIOS download from their local country websites,” Toshiba said in a statement. “The Update will determine if there is a potential issue and if so, immediately disable external power of the product, preventing it from overheating.”
If Australian customers are concerned they go to Toshiba’s website for information.