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100,000 Sony batteries recalled

About 100,000 Sony Lithium-Ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell notebooks have been recalled. 35,000 batteries of these batteries were sold in the US.
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Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributor on

About 100,000 Sony Lithium-Ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell notebooks have been recalled. 35,000 of these batteries were sold in the US.

Some details about these batteries:

  • They were sold at the same time as the batteries involved in the widescale 2006 Sony battery recall.
  • These batteries can "overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers."
  • The damage so far: "There have been 19 reports of the batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire (10 resulting in minor property damage). Two consumers experienced minor burns."
  • Affected system include: - HP (accounting for some 32,000 of the 35,000 sold in the US) HP Pavilion: dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000 Compaq Presario: v2000 and v2400 HP Compaq: nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230, nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600 - Toshiba (about 3,000) Satellite: A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, M50/M55 Tecra: A3, A5, S2 - Dell (about 150) Latitude: 110L Inspiron: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160

More info on the recall.

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