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
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).