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Sony Recalls 69,000 Computer AC Adapters

Sony has recalled 69,000 VAIO computer AC adapters. The insulation in the adapters can fail over time, posing an electric shock risk. Sony has received four reports of adapters short circuiting. No incidents occurred in the United States. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled AC adapter model is the Sony VGP-AC19V17, which was supplied for use with the following Sony products: 

  • Product Types Using the AC Adapters
  • Product Models Using the AC Adapters
  • All-in-one VAIO Desktop Computers VGC-LT series and VGC-JS2 series¬†
  • VAIO Docking Stations VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1

The recalled AC adapters, manufactured in China, were sold at the SonyStyle stores and Web site, authorized electronics retailers and authorized business-to-business dealers nationwide from September 2005 through October 2009 for between $900 and $3300 for desktop computers and $250 and $300 for docking stations.

Consumers should turn off their computer, unplug it and stop using the recalled AC adapters immediately and contact Sony to arrange for a free replacement of the affected AC adapter.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Sony toll-free at (877) 361-4481 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: