Acer Recalls Some Aspire Notebook Computers for Burn Hazard

About 22,000 <"">Acer Aspire-series Notebook Computers are being recalled today because of a burn hazard.

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), an internal microphone wire under the notebook computers’ palm rest can short circuit and overheat. Acer has received three reports of computers short circuiting, resulting in slight melting of the external casing. No incidents occurred in the United States, and no injuries have been reported.

This recall involves computers with model numbers 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.

The recalled notebook computers were 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 on from June 2009 through October 2009 for between $650 and $1,150.

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

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