Philips Plasmas Overheating, 12,000 to be Repaired


Phillips is having trouble with 12,000 of its plasma TVs, and the company has agreed to repair them because of an overheating problem. Its 42-inch and 50-inch Ambilight models, TVs that have special lighting in the back that changes with whatever's on the screen, are having trouble with arcing capacitors inside.

The units in question are only in the United States, where the problem occurred on one of the assembly lines Philips uses for the US market. Philips will make house calls to make the repairs to the 12,000 sets in question. The company added that since the materials inside its TV sets are flame retardant, there was no risk of the units bursting into flames. Still, who wants a smoking TV set in their living room?

Philips to fix 12,000 plasma TVs in US [Reuters]