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Sony Offers Free Safety Inspection for TV That Might ‘Melt’

After reports of TV sets catching fire, Sony is asking owners of different models of the Bravia LCD TVs to get a safety inspection done before it is too late.

After 11 reported incidents the company said that even though all the incidents have been reported in Japan, faulty components, which is the reason behind the incidents, may effect TVs sold all over the world.

As per the reported incidents the television sets first started emitting smoke or melting due to faulty components. The models that are affected are on sale in Europe since 2007.

Sony has asked owners of the affected models to contact any of its service centers so that an inspection can be done and if need arises it can be repaired accordingly.

A Sony spokesman said “This is not a product recall and is not a case of switching over affected TV sets for new ones.” according to the Guardian.

Even though Sony does not have exact figures as to how many Bravia brand televisions have been sold in UK but, as a rough estimation the company has sold 1.6 million TV sets worldwide.

The models that might have faulty components are KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000 and KDL-40X3500.