Sony Recalls AC Adapters For Shock Hazard

While Sony may have figured out its laptop battery technology, there is now an unfortunate case for the recall of some of the company's AC adapters that pose a shock hazard to its users.

Owners of the AC adapter model VGP-AC19V17, used on the Vaio all-in-one desktop models VGC-LT series and VGC-JS2 series and the Docking Stations VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1, are subject to the voluntary recall by Sony. The defect affects around 69,000 units.

Sony has received four reports of adapters short circuiting, but thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

Those who own products that use this AC adapter are advised to turn off their computer, unplug it, and contact Sony to arrange for a free replacement.

Read the full details of the recall here.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Pei-chen
    Most adapters are made by Taiwan based cheapo OEMs and not SONY. Japanese firms make high margin battery.
  • cabose369
    can Sony do ANYTHING right these days???
  • ADM-86
    How many times can Sony keep screwing up like this....seriously.
  • cookoy
    Sony is doing something half right: recalling defective products before more harm is done. Four cases to initiate the recall. Let's give Sony the other half point too!
  • dextermat
    Sony CEO :Oh no people copy music and movies so we can't pay huge bonus.

    Dextermat: Stop cutting on quality of your and treating your costumers like crap...
    and BTW your movies and most new music artists are crap.. i don't copy any of that.
  • ptroen
    Very unprofessional by Sony.
  • akhodjaev
    I think Sony never learned their lesson last time when they had to recall those adapters...
    Here we are again...
  • leafblower29
    I remember when Sony was best brand and now they are shooting their feet over and over.
  • pinguw
    What Taiwanese company? which planet are you comming from? now aday everything are form China, because is cheap. Cheap because consumers want it so now we have a lot of sh t on the market. not we taiwanese fault, if it come from Taiwan would be more expensive and better quality .