Sony Corp will recall 1.6 million of its Bravia brand LCD televisions worldwide after several incidents of TV sets emitting smoke or parts melting due to faulty components, a company official said on Wednesday.
Sony's television unit is already heading for its eighth straight year of losses, as it battles fierce competition from Samsung and LG of South Korea .
The 11 incidents all took place in Japan, but the faulty parts may affect TV sets sold around the world, the company said in a news release.
There have been no reports of injuries or of damage to anything other than the televisions, Sony said.
The televisions subject to recall were manufactured in 2007 and 2008 and were mostly sold in Europe and the US, a Sony spokeswoman said. The company will issue an advisory to customers on its websites and by e-mail.