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Sony is recalling 1.6 million television sets after faulty parts caused a number to emit smoke and start melting.
The technology firm said eight of its popular Bravia range of LCD TVs are subject to an "inspection and rework programme", following incidents reported in Japan.
Sony said a limited number of the TVs might contain a component that could overheat and ignite inside the set, causing the upper casing to melt.
"To date, there have been no reports of any damage to other property or physical injuries," the company added.
The affected televisions were manufactured in 2007 and 2008 and were mostly sold in Europe and the US.
If you own one of the products mentioned above and if you notice any abnormality (e.g. unusual noise, unusual smell or smoking), please turn it off immediately...
The model numbers are: KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000 and KDL-40X3500.
Sony advises people who own one of these sets to take it to their nearest Sony service centre for a free inspection and, if necessary, a free repair.
Owners of Sony TVs can check the model number of their set by looking at the label on the back.
"If you own one of the products mentioned above and if you notice any abnormality (e.g. unusual noise, unusual smell or smoking), please turn it off immediately, unplug the power cable, stop using the TV, and contact us," Sony said.
"We have confirmed that this symptom does not occur when power is switched off."
It added: "In the unlikely event that you are affected by the issues above, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."