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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a voluntary recall for 22,000 notebook computers due to a burn hazard.

The CPSC is concerned that some of the Acer Aspire-series products, manufactured in China by Acer America Corp. of San Jose may short circuit and overheat.

The following Acer Notebook Computer models are listed as part of the recall on the safety commission's website: The Acer AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG.

For additional information on this recall, visit the CPSC's website.

CPSC wrote:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2010
Release # 10-103
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 695-2237 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Acer Recalls Notebook Computers Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Certain Acer Aspire-series Notebook Computers

Units: About 22,000

Manufacturer: Acer America Corporation, of San Jose, Calif.

Hazard: An internal microphone wire under the palm rest can short circuit and overheat. This poses a potential burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Acer has received three reports of computers short circuiting, resulting in slight melting of the external casing. No incidents occurred in the United States. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled notebook computer models are the Acer AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG. The computer’s screen size is about 13.3 inches measured diagonally. Not all units are affected. Consumers should contact Acer to determine if their unit is included in the recall.

Sold at: ABS Computer Technologies, D&H Distributing, Fry’s Electronics, Ingram Micro, Radio Shack, SED/American Express, Synnex Corporation, SYX Distribution, Tech Data Corporation and other retailers nationwide and AmazonAmazon.com from June 2009 through October 2009 for between $650 and $1,150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled notebook computers immediately and contact Acer to determine if their notebook is affected and to receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Acer toll-free at (866) 695-2237 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.acer.com

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