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Acer recalls 22,000 computers for short circuit

/ Source: The Associated Press

Taiwan's Acer Inc. is recalling about 22,000 laptop computers that could overheat and cause burns.

Though no injuries have been reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that a short circuit in an internal microphone wire under the palm rest has damaged three machines.

The recall covers the several models in the Aspire series of notebooks, including the Acer AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG. The computers were sold between June and October of last year.

The commission said owners should stop using the computers immediately and call Acer for a free repair.