Toshiba recalls T Series Notebooks

Three versions of the Toshiba Satellite T130 series notebooks are being recalled.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of Toshiba Satellite T Series Notebook Computers due to potential burn hazards.

The recall affects 41,000 Satellite T135, T135D and Pro T130 Notebook computers sold between August 2009-2010 for around $600-$800 and involves an overheating of the plug/AC adapter posing a potential burn hazard.

To date, Toshiba has received 129 reports of notebook computers overheating and deforming the plastic casing around the adapter plug and 2 have reporter minor burn injuries as a result. And while a burning hazard is possible, the recall points to a threat of mostly property damage.

Users are advised to visit the Toshiba website and download the latest version of Toshiba’s BIOS computer program to their notebook computer at The BIOS update will detect whether the notebook computer is overheating, and if so, disable the notebook computer’s external power and display a message directing the consumer to contact Toshiba for a free repair.

Consumers who do not have Internet access should contact Toshiba to arrange for installation of the updated BIOS.

For additional information, contact Toshiba at (800) 457-7777 anytime or visit their website.

Hat Tip – @CPSC