Ugandans Be Alert, Faulty Sony TVs On Sale


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mind helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: medium; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt;”>Sony said in a press release it intends to withdraw at least 1.6 million televisions worldwide.

This came after complaints of TV sets emitting huge plumes of smoke and other parts melting as a result of poor functioning components.

This implies that those with similar complaints will be guided on how to return faulty TVs for compensation or replacements, but relevant information will be released later.

According to an official, 11 incidents occurred in Japan. But it’s feared the damaged parts may have a negative effect on TV sets sold around the globe.

No cases of injuries have been reported in Uganda. Mzee Musa Byenkya, a dealer in TV appliances along William Street in Kampala is ignorant about the news.

“I haven’t seen any of my customers complaining about faulty Sony TVs of late. The better part of my customers prefers Sony products to other brands. May be with time,” Musa said.

He represents majority of our society obsessed with Sony products.

Most of the suspected faulty sets were manufactured in 2007 and 2008 and sold mainly in Europe and the United States. But according to a Sony spokeswoman, others were sold in other parts of the world.

All Sony Customers will receive an advisory via emails and website.

The development comes on the heels of reports that most Black Berry phones on the market are faulty.

Experts suggest that in a bid to maintain market share amid sinking economies of Europe and Asia, companies could have resorted to production of substandard products to minimise costs of production.


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