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Safety concerns loom over Sony batteries by HP says "it's just a Dell issue"

Sony could very well be forced to announce a major recall on a large number of or all of the batteries that it manufactures. From laptops to hand held devices, Sony's batteries are now under heavy investigation by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission citing safety concerns. The investigation started after Dell's recent 4.1 million battery recall.  The Commission however says that hazardous situations are not limited to just Dell laptops -- Sony batteries are used in other computers by Apple, HP and Lenovo. HP responded by saying that "it's a Dell issue" and that it's not affected by the investigation.

Dell's recall of 4.1 million batteries however is an indication that the situation is more severe than at first appears. Earlier this month Apple issued a recall for certain batteries that shipped with its MacBook Pro notebook computer. Apple said that the batteries did not perform up to expectations but otherwise did not pose serious threat to users.

Analysts say that Dell's recall of 4.1 million batteries could cost up to $300 million depending on how many users actually send in their batteries. Lenovo told reporters that it was not recalling any batteries yet and Apple said it would look into the situation. Out of all the manufacturers using batteries from Sony, only Dell has issued a recall. Interestingly, a Sony representative told reporters that Sony believes the problem to be isolated to just Dell.

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Homeland Security danger
By interl0per on 8/17/2006 8:24:36 AM , Rating: 2
No way any of these products should be allowed on planes.
Someone better tell Michael.

RE: Homeland Security danger
By alexsch8 on 8/17/2006 8:52:57 AM , Rating: 2
Good point!

RE: Homeland Security danger
By Chadder007 on 8/17/2006 10:10:42 AM , Rating: 5
New Movie coming out..... Batteries on a Plane!!!!

RE: Homeland Security danger
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 8/17/2006 10:16:10 AM , Rating: 3
Your well timed and well executed SOAP reference has assured you +5 rating.

RE: Homeland Security danger
By TomZ on 8/17/06, Rating: 0
RE: Homeland Security danger
By epsilonparadox on 8/17/2006 11:40:29 AM , Rating: 2
Its such a stupid name for a movie. And samuel starring in the movie doesn't really promote his career.

By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 8/18/2006 2:50:13 AM , Rating: 2
I just saw it. It is hysterically awful and addicting.

RE: Homeland Security danger
By ksherman on 8/17/2006 10:17:51 AM , Rating: 2

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