Sony is recalling its Xperia Tablet S after it discovered that, well, it’s not as water resistant as Sony originally advertised. Sony has already stopped selling additional units, Reuters said Friday morning, because there are gaps between the tablet’s case and the screen that allow water to seep into the device’s internal hardware.
Sony told Reuters that the tablet wasn’t manufactured properly in one of its plants in China and that it’s now issuing a recall. The device first launched early last month in the United States and is also available in Europe and Japan. Sony has only shipped 100,000 Xperia Tablet S units so far, which means the recall shouldn’t have much of an effect on its balance sheet, and will cover the costs to fix the tablet for consumers.
The company’s latest line of smartphones are also billed as being water resistant.