Sony Australia has recalled a Vaio notebook computer sold through its Sony-branded stores and its online store,

The recalled computer is called the Sony VaioFit multi-flip 11A (model number: SVF11N18CG) and it has been recalled because the lithium-ion battery may overheat. “If the battery overheats, this poses a potential fire and burn hazard to consumers,” the ACCC Product Recalls website reports.

The product has only been on sale for six weeks, from 1 March 2014 to 10 April 2014. Affected consumers are advised to cease using the product, unplug it from mains power and contact Sony Support on 1300 137 669.