Sony alert over smoking Bravia TVs

12 October 2011

sony_bravia_v3000_hdtv_lcd You hardly see smoking on TV these days, but if you’ve got a Sony Bravia, it could be the tellybox itself that is puffing out a noxious grey fog into your world.

Sony have announced that smoke emission has been reported from several of their Bravia models that have been sold in Europe since June 2007 and are offering free safety checks to owners of them.

The models affected are all LCDs, sold in Europe since June 2007 and are: KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000, KDL-40X3500.

All of the overheating TVs reported so far have been in Japan, but Sony say that owners should be aware of any unusual noises, smells or smoking coming from their Bravia and should unplug the power cable and stop using the set immediately if they spot any of the symptoms.

There is more information at the Sony website.

TOPICS:   TV   Consumer Advice   Health


  • The B.
    Bizarre, all different models but all 40 inch screens, kinda tells you where the problem lies doesn't it?
  • The B.
    Not having a good year or two, are we Sony? I thought it was just special effects lol
  • Bloke
    Does X-Factor count as an "unusual noise".
  • Nick T.
    There's a load of shit coming out of my TV. And Vernon Kay.
  • The B.
    @Nick T/Bloke - I think I see the problem, you need to remove ITV from your TV, the improvement is immediate.
  • Phil
    Bet we see some smoking hot deals on 40" Sony TVs now!
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