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"We have not launched a recall or stopped shipments, although we can't completely dismiss for now the possibility of a recall."

- Sony spokesman commenting after its new, hugely hyped PlayStation2 game console displayed a flaw which allows users manipulate it to watch DVD software sold overseas.

News monitor column compiled by Conor Pope.

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