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No fire risk this time around

Toshiba is latest to be affected by Sony-produced notebook batteries. The company announced on Monday that it would recall 340,000 batteries found in its Dynabook and Satellite series notebooks -- 100,000 of which were sold in the United States.

It should be noted that this recall doesn't involve batteries catching fire as in previous recalls. Instead, this recall is related to the battery packs unexpectedly losing power under normal operating conditions. Toshiba says that the affected batteries were produced between March and May of 2006 and free replacements will be offered. Yahoo! Finance reports:

The series of production problems at Sony comes at a crucial time when the Tokyo-based electronics and entertainment company behind the Walkman portable player and PlayStation video game machines has been trying to bolster its brand image under the leadership of its first foreign executive, Welsh-born Howard Stringer.

This latest recall from Toshiba brings the total Sony battery count to more than 6 million following the 1.8 million recalled by Apple and the 4.1 million recalled by Dell.

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By Chillin1248 on 9/19/2006 11:18:56 AM , Rating: 3
And why is that good for the industry again? Sony does make some excellent products that I am very happy owning, and they do make some products that are inferior; just like everyone else.

Would you be happy if the PS3 was gone and totally destroyed and all that was left was the Wii vs. Xbox360? How do you like paying $400 for a Xbox360 three years from now? Cause that is what will happen if the PS3 totally bombs, no competition means no reason to change the prices.

Be careful what you wish for, for it just may come back and bite you in the ass.


By retrospooty on 9/19/2006 1:33:16 PM , Rating: 2
"And why is that good for the industry again? "

Sony does have some good products, but they are overpriced.

Why is it good for the industry? Sony has a long history of making proprietary products that serve to split and stifle the industry. Betamax and Memory stick are just two that come to mind.

And no, I don't want PS3 banned, or cancelled, Sony is doing a good enough job screwing it up by themselves... And that is a good thing to me.

If it wasnt for Sony and thier Blue Ray delaying HD DVD development while everyone argued on standards, we would have had HD DVD 2-3 years ago, and it would be cheap as hell by now.

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