Acer America reports to CPSC that burn hazard and overheating prompt about 215 units of Acer Predator Desktop computer recall.
Acer desktop safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the Acer America in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the recalled desktop immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The recall includes about 215 units of Acer Predator Desktop Computers. Acer America Corp., of San Jose, Califonia is the importer of the recalled desktop that were manufactured in and shipped from China.
The insulation on Acer Predator desktop’s internal wiring can become bent or stripped, causing the wires to overheat while the product is in use. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.
Acer has received two reports of computers short circuiting, resulting in melted internal components and external casing. Neither incident occurred in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Acer Predator desktop computers. The high-end gaming machines have model numbers ASG7200 and ASG7700. Model numbers are printed on the bottom right corner of the panel on the right side of the system.
The recalled Acer Predator desktop is sold by computer and electronic stores nationwide from May 2008 through December 2008 for between $2,000 and $6,000.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled computers and contact Acer to schedule 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 http://www.acer.com
Based on the information provided from CPSC.gov. The alert number is 09-731.