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PSA: Acer Voluntary Safety Recall

posted Sunday Oct 11, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

PSA: Acer Voluntary Safety Recall

There usually are several recalls that come across our desks per week and we typically don't report on them. However, when a big name like Acer issues one, we have to relay the information, especially due to Acer's usually safe and strict standards. The following is the memo straight from Acer:

It has come to our attention that certain Acer Aspire Notebooks may overheat under specific conditions. Acer is therefore voluntarily instituting a safety recall for these products.

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The affected units are Acer Aspire models AS3410, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG manufactured prior to September 15, 2009. In the affected units the microphone cable may overheat when extreme pressure is applied repeatedly to the left palm rest. As a result, the unit's case may become deformed and the system may malfunction.

To determine whether your unit is affected and requires to be serviced, as well as what Acer plans on doing to remedy the situation, check the recall page.

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