Sony Bravia recall: List of KDL-40 Model numbers affected – October 2011

By Alan Ng - Oct 13, 2011

If you own a Sony Bravia branded TV, we have some very important news to share with you now, as it has just been confirmed that the electronics giant is recalling some of their LCD TV models, due to a melting and fire hazard that has become apparent.

Sony has discovered that there are serious malfunctions in some of their 40-inch Bravia LCD models, forcing the company to announce a recall in Japan today, but with consumers affected in the US and UK too, since the televisions are sold worldwide.

According to a Japanese trade ministry statement, the recall was caused after a consumer called the fire department after witnessing smoke and a small fire from the affected TV set. No injuries have been reported yet, but there have been eleven incidents of overheating in these Bravia models, according to report over at Bloomberg.

It is thought that a issue related to the backlight system equipped in specific models are the main source of the problem, which can lead to the top of the TV melting. Sony has already issued a statement on the matter, which we can bring you direct from Sony’s website.

”’If you own one of these products and you notice any abnormality – unusual noise, unusual smell or smoking – please turn it off immediately and unplug the power cable”

Here’s the important information to note, as the model numbers associated with the affected televisions include the KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000 and KDL-40X3500 models.

If you own one of the models listed above, you are strongly advised to contact your nearest Sony store and arrange for a free inspection or a free repair. Sony’s support website also lists additional information on the recall, including contact numbers in case you want to get in touch with Sony directly.

Do you own a Sony Bravia TV? If so, give us your thoughts on this.

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