Sony Notebook Batteries Recalled

Posted Friday, October 31, 2008 by Daniel Shain

This week Sony issued a battery recall for 100,000 of its notebook batteries worldwide.

It might sound small next to the millions of batteries that have been recalled in the last few years, but it all adds up. Another batch of Sony batteries have been considered dangerous, mostly for the likelihood of starting a fire. To date Sony says there have been 19 reports of overheating, with 17 producing flame/fire. Ten out of those 17 produced minor damage to property, and two even resulted in minor burns. 35,000 batteries will be recalled in the US, with another 65,000 being recalled abroad. HP will see 32,000 of the 35,000 recalls on the HP Pavilion dv1000, dv8000, and zd8000. Toshiba has most of the rest in its Satellite A70/75, P30/35, M30X/M35X, M50/M55, and Tecra A3, A5, and S2 systems. Dell snuck in with about 150 recalls between the Latitude 110L, Inspiron 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, and 5160 notebooks. Most of these laptops were sold between 2004 and 2006. So if you’ve got a new notebook you’re safe (for now), but if you have a defective model you should remove the battery immediately and call your manufacturer. Via dailytech ยด