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Warning: Your Sony LCD TV Might Spontaneously Combust
Are things heating up on your favorite television show? Or, is it your television set that's heating up so much it could catch on fire? Sony has announced a recall of their 40" Bravia LCD HDTV sets after learning that a component inside the TV "may overheat and at times ignite inside."
Here's how Sony says they'll handle your potentially smoldery set:
Beginning immediately, Sony offers all customers of the affected models [Model Nos. KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5] a free evaluation for the covered product. If you have any covered product unit, please visit www.updatemytv.com to schedule a dedicated service technician to perform an evaluation. When a request is made, Sony's service representative will promptly visit and evaluate your television, and repair it at no charge if an affected component is found.
"So far there have been no problems with the TVs in the U.S. There have been 11 incidents in Japan, though none involved injuries or damage beyond the TVs," notes ABC7. The affected TV sets were made in 2007 and 2008.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.