Sony to recall 1.6m TV sets over faulty components

12 Oct 2011

The Sony Bravia KDL-40X5000

Sony is to recall 1.6m BRAVIA LCD televisions globally, after faulty components caused smoke emissions and melted parts in a number of TVs.

Reuters reports that 11 incidents happened in Japan and were caused by a faulty inverter transformer. No injuries or damages to anything apart from the TVs were reported.

The Washington Post says the models subject to recall in Japan were the Bravia KDL-40X5000, KDL-40X5050, KDL-40W5000, KDL-40V5000 and KDL-40V3000. The faulty televisions were manufactured between 2007 and 2008.

It could affect TV sets sold around the world as the defective part is used in TVs sold globally.

Sony will issue local advisories to customers through email and through its website.