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Toshiba and Dell add more batteries to the recall list

It seems as though the fears of exploding Sony batteries is spreading to more and more notebook manufacturers and is affecting more product lines. Today, Dell announced that it is recalling another 100,000 notebook batteries in addition to the 4.1 million recalled last month.

To compound matters even further, Toshiba made an announcement today that it is recalling another 830,000 batteries at Sony's request. And if you recall, Lenovo made an announcement yesterday that it was recalling 526,000 batteries used in its ThinkPad T43, T43p, T60, R51e, R52, R60, R60e, X60 and X60s models.

Here's the current tally on the "Total Recall" of Sony-manufactured batteries:

Dell: 4.2 million
Apple: 1.8 million
Toshiba: 1.1 million (340,000 batteries were already recalled earlier this month)
IBM/Lenovo: 526,000
Matsusita/Panasonic: 6,000

We're sure this isn't going to be the last that we hear of Sony battery recalls. The next recall is just another explosion away.

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RE: Ouch
By FITCamaro on 9/29/2006 4:32:19 PM , Rating: 3
Sony's gonna be lucky to have money left to build PS3s with.

RE: Ouch
By MonkeyPaw on 9/29/2006 5:48:16 PM , Rating: 2
Well, I'd assume that the division that makes batteries is separate from the other major parts of the company (like the record label and the Playstation). Most large companies are broken up into smaller companies to protect from just this sort of thing. Fortunately for Sony, their batteries have yet to seriously injure anyone (at least that I've heard). Imagine if one of their batteries caused an office to catch on fire or a plane to crash! At this point, the best they can hope for is avoiding class action lawsuits.

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