I spotted this on the N.Y. Times website for recalls and thought I would pass this on, since many of you own Acer computers.
PRODUCT: Acer Aspire-series notebook computers, manufactured in China by Acer America Corp. of San Jose, Calif. They were sold by Amazon.com, ABS Computer Technologies, D&H Distributing, Fry’s Electronics, Ingram Micro, Radio Shack, SED/American Express, Synnex Corporation, SYX Distribution, Tech Data Corp. and other stores around the country between June 2009 and October 2009.
HOW MANY: About 22,000
WHY: An internal microphone wire can cause a short circuit and overheat posing a risk of burns because the wire is under the palm rest. The company has received three reports of short-circuited computers, but no reports of injuries. The incidents occurred outside of the United States.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 866-695-2237 or visit http://www.acer.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
The U.S. Prouct Safety Commission web site provided these models numbers that are being recalled:
Description: The recalled notebook computer models are the 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.
If you own one of these units may I suggest that you contact Acer ASAP.