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Why was there a recall for the Sony Bravia TV?

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Sony Bravia televisions were recalled in 2011 because a faulty internal component posed a fire risk. The recall applied to all 40-inch liquid-crystal display sets sold worldwide since 2007.

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Sony Corporation recalled approximately 1.6 million Bravia flat-panel televisions in 2011 due to a faulty component in the backlight systems that were at risk of overheating and melting or catching fire. Although the issue was believed to have occurred only in Japan, sets were also recalled from China, the Americas, the Middle East and Europe. Sony offered to dispatch service crews to inspect the sets and repair them if the faulty part was found, and they did not offer refunds or set replacement.

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