Safety Alert Number 1001309

Acer Recalls Notebook Computers Due to Burn Hazard
Release # 10-103
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 695-2237
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below,
today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Certain Acer Aspire-series Notebook Computers
Units: About 22,000
Manufacturer: Acer America Corporation, of San Jose, Calif. Hazard: An internal microphone wire under the palm rest can short circuit and overheat. This poses a potential burn
hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Acer has received three reports of computers short circuiting, resulting in slight melting of the external
casing. No incidents occurred in the United States. No injuries have been reported. 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. Sold at: ABS Computer Technologies, D&H Distributing, Fry's Electronics, Ingram Micro, Radio Shack, SED/American
Express, Synnex Corporation, SYX Distribution, Tech Data Corporation and other retailers nationwide and
from June 2009 through October 2009 for between $650 and $1,150. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled notebook computers immediately and contact Acer to determine if
their notebook is affected and to receive a free repair. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Acer toll-free at (866) 695-2237 anytime, or visit the firm's Web
site at
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