Acer recalls 22,000 notebooks with "burn hazard"

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Acer and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a recall today, affecting some 22,000 laptops. Several of Acer's 13.3-inch models have been named in the recall, including the AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG. The computers were solid through many popular outlets, including ABS Computer Technologies, D&H Distributing, Fry's Electronics, Radio Shack, Synnex Corporation and more.

Similar to a recall in October, the issue stems from a faulty microphone wire. Located under the palm rest, the wire can reportedly short circuit, overheat, and potentially burn users. Not all units suffer from the defect of course, and owners should contact Acer to determine whether their systems are affected. If you own one of the mentioned models, you can contact Acer toll-free via 866-695-2237. If you've experienced the issue, you can submit an incident report with the CPSC.

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