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Battery recalls costing Sony a pretty penny

Laptop batteries have been recalled left and right in the past couple of months. Apple and Dell have issued plenty of recalls in the past couple of months for fire hazards, with laptops occasionally bursting into flames. The culprit of the recalls is typically batteries that feature Sony manufactured battery cells. Sony today issued an official statement regarding the matter estimating the costs of the recall.

Sony estimates Apple and Dell recall programs alone will cost 20 to 30 billion yen. This translates to approximately $171 to $258 million US dollars. The estimated amount only accounts for Apple and Dell recalls. While Sony doesn’t anticipate any further recalls in the future, all Sony notebook batteries are under investigation. This includes batteries used in HP and Lenovo laptops as well.

HP has also issued recalls for notebook batteries, though on a smaller scale than Apple and Dell. Australian airline Qantas has also banned the use of battery powered Dell laptops on its planes as well due to fire risks.





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