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Recall of Sony laptop batteries continues

Posted: 10 Oct 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Hitachi? Sony? Li-ion batteries? laptop batteries? laptop battery?

Fears of overheating laptop batteries continued as Hitachi Corp. said it will recall 16,000 laptop battery packs manufactured by Sony Corp.

The battery packs cited in the recall are installed in Hitachi's Flora 210W and Flora Se210 laptops. The company will pay for the recall, according to press reports. No problems have been reported with the Hitachi devices.

Laptops made by most major manufacturers are participating in a global recall of Sony's Li-ion batteries. Sony has said that in rare circumstances due to production methods, the batteries can short-circuit. One major laptop maker avoiding the recall to date is HP, which has said its battery design approach has safeguarded its laptops.

W. Gardner

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