What a way to end your business. The very last model to be released in the VAIO family, the Sony VAIO Fit 11A, poses a very serious risk of overheating and even catching fire. As a result, Sony has announced all owners of the VAIO Fit 11A to stop using it immediately.
Some models in the VAIO Fit 11A which use batteries manufactured by Panasonic have the potential to overheat, which can cause partial burns in the PC’s housing. According to the WSJ, Sony sold a total of 25, 905 units of the laptop, the bulk of which were sold in Asia Pacific and Europe. In Malaysia, the product was available in February this year for RM1699, several months after the other VAIO Fit series.
In February, Sony announced that it will sell off its VAIO division to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), and the VAIO Fit series will be the last laptops produced under the Sony VAIO lineup.
Sony has said that it is now in the midst of identifying the affected models, and developing a program repair, replace or even refund those affected by this batch. Within the next two weeks, the company will be contacting the owners of the affected laptops for further action. In the meantime, those who own the VAIO Fit 11A with the product names SVF11N13CGP and SVF11N13CGS should stop using them immediately, and wait for Sony to contact you.
For further information, head on to Sony’s official announcement in the source link below.
(Source: WSJ, Sony Malaysia)
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