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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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RE: More details..
By crystal clear on 10/4/2006 10:27:50 AM , Rating: 2
Sony batteries recalls
By crystal clear on 9/30/06, Rating: 2
By crystal clear on 9/30/2006 7:18:44 AM , Rating: 2

*As per Nikkei.net add Fujitsu to the list.
* Business week also has a good article on this subject.
*Refer to guidlines issued by US CSPC
www.CPSC.gov-Release#06-271-Sept 28 2006.

The way things are shaping out from day to day,I think a TOTAL ban on Sony laptop batteries will on the way soon.
Thats the only way to stop explosions/panic/doubts etc people have in their mind-there are no guarrantees,IT can
NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN .
So a blanket ban is the need of the hour/situation.

I repeat the post I made a few days ago.


"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007

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