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Fujitsu joins the Sony battery recall list

Just after our last Sony battery recall article went live a just a short while ago, another recall came through the news wires. It looks as though Fujitsu is stepping up the plate and is recalling 287,000 Sony-manufactured batteries.

Fujitsu is still working on the details for the recall so that customers are made aware of who to contact and where to send their defective batteries to. BusinessWeek reports:

Affected are 224,000 laptops sold overseas across 10 models, including the popular Lifebook series, according to Fujitsu spokesman Masao Sakamoto. The remaining 63,000 were sold across 17 models in Japan.

The "Total Recall" has now topped the 7.5 million mark and will only grow after Sony launches its Global Replacement Program. Sony estimates that its total cost for the recalls will be between $170 to $254 million USD (not counting this latest recall from Fujitsu).

Updated 10/4/2006: Fujitsu has posted on its website the models affected by the recall.

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By Wwhat on 10/4/2006 10:21:15 AM , Rating: 0
Maybe they can use all those recalled batteries to power that $100 computer for africa!

RE: idea
By Schadenfroh on 10/4/06, Rating: -1
RE: idea
By Wwhat on 10/4/2006 4:54:56 PM , Rating: 2
also handy to heat the home.

RE: idea
By Gigahertz19 on 10/4/06, Rating: -1
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By JazzMang on 10/4/2006 1:35:55 PM , Rating: 2
...or when grown african men think that they can be cured from AIDS by sleeping with a child.
(so sad, but its true)

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By Wwhat on 10/5/2006 7:51:42 AM , Rating: 1
I see I'm voted down to 1, I guess some people don't get it that I'm joking, oh well.

RE: idea
By abhaxus on 10/5/2006 8:00:48 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe it's just a joke in really bad taste.

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