elevision owners are being advised to have their small screens checked after reports that they may be a fire hazard.
Sony UK has set up a safety and rework programme after reports that some of its Sony Bravia LCD televisions are at risk of becoming a fire hazard due to faulty components. In Japan, a limited number of products might contain a component affected by a quality issue, which in some cases might over-heat and ignite inside the television.
Those affected are 40-inch models manufactured between 2007 and 2008. Owners of the Sony KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000 and KDL-40X3500 are being told to book their televisions in for a free inspection at a Sony service centre.
Sony UK said: “The issue came to our attention through reports in Japan that a limited number of products might contain a component affected by a quality issue, which in a rare number of cases might over-heat and ignite inside the television and possibly result in the melting of the upper casing of the television
“To date, there have been no reports of any damage to other property or physical injuries.”