Sony Vaio laptops recalled

Sony says it is recalling 440,000 Vaio laptop computers due to faulty parts that could trigger overheating.

The recalls involve 19 models of Vaio TZ laptop series manufactured between May 2007 and July 2008, including three export models.

The Tokyo-based company says overheating can happen near a power plug or the rim of the screen.

Cathryn Khalil /