Sony recalling 1.6 million LCD televisions worldwide

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - On Wednesday, Sony announced the recall of 1.6 million LCD televisions because of a defect that can trigger overheating, smoke and melting parts.

According to Sony, there have been 11 reports of overheating televisions in Japan since 2008. So far, no injuries have been reported from these incidents.

The defective part is an inverter transformer used for the LCD backlights worldwide. So far, Sony says it has not yet received reports of problems outside of Japan.

The recall involves models sold since 2007. In Japan, the models subject to recall are the Bravia KDL-40X5000, KDL-40X5050, KDL-40W5000, KDL-40V5000 and KDL-40V3000.

Right now, Sony hasn't released recall information for consumers in the United States, but that information is expected later in the day.

Consumers with questions can contact Sony directly at 1-888-868-7389.

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