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    Sony-Manufactured Battery Recall Reaches 100,000, HP Hit the Hardest


    Sony-Manufactured Battery Recall Reaches 100,000, HP Hit the Hardest
    Written by Paul Lilly 10/31/08 at 11:17:37 AM



    It seems there's always a notebook battery recall taking place, and the latest round comes from a handful of PC manufacturers using Sony-manufactured batteries. Potentially affected units stands at 100,000 worldwide, with 35,000 of those in the U.S.

    The affected lithium-ion batteries were manufactured by Sony Energy Devices Corporation of Japan. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the batteries could overheat and pose a fire hazard, a likely result given the complaints that have trickled in so far. According to the CPSC, there have already been 19 reports of overheating batteries, and all but 2 of those reports also indicated flames or fire. Two consumers report suffering minor burns, and 10 have complained of property damage. ...................


    Notebook owners sporting one of the potentially affected units are advised to remove the battery and head over to CPSC's website for more information on how to contact the manufacturer to obtain a free replacement.



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    Re: Sony-Manufactured Battery Recall Reaches 100,000, HP Hit the Hardest


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    according to the cpsc, there have already been 19 reports of overheating batteries, and all but 2 of those reports also indicated flames or fire. Two consumers report suffering minor burns, and 10 have complained of property damage. ...................
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    Re: Sony-Manufactured Battery Recall Reaches 100,000, HP Hit the Hardest


    LOL, you talk about having one hot laptop.
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    Re: Sony-Manufactured Battery Recall Reaches 100,000, HP Hit the Hardest


    Its blazing fast.
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