Posted Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
The KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5 are the models affected.
The backlighting system in some 40 inch Sony Bravia televisions is causing problems. This defect is causing some TVs to overheat, or even catch on fire. The company says that there are somewhere around 400,000 TVs affected by this issue.
A recall has been issued in Japan, but in the US the onus is on you to check your set and contact Sony. If your set model does match one of the model numbers listed, Sony will send out a service crew to inspect the TV and repair it if necessary.
"While we have no reports of any resulting damages to other property or bodily injuries," says the company in a statement issued Wednesday, "Sony offers all customers of the affected models a free in-home evaluation for the covered product."
To get your set checked out, visit UpdateMyTV or call (888) 868-7389.
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