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By The Associated Press
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Sony is advising consumers to quit using some of its Vaio laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it's possible that its nonremovable battery pack could overheat.

The company said it is formulating a plan to repair or replace the computers, or will refund the purchase price.

The packs included in some of Sony's Vaio Fit 11A models, which were released in February, were provided by a third-party supplier. If the packs overheat, it could cause burns in the laptop's housing, Sony said.

The recall affects computers with the product name “SVF11N1XXXX.” It's unclear how many laptops are affected.

The company plans to release details of the repair program within two weeks.

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