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Hitachi is the latest to recall Sony batteries

Hitachi has decided to join Sony's Global Replacement Program despite the fact that there have been no reports of battery fires with its notebooks. The company announced today that it plans to recall 16,000 batteries used in Japanese market Flora 210W and Flora SE210 notebooks.

Hitachi recalled the batteries as a precaution so that its customers could have the peace of mind that its laptops weren't in any risk of danger. By recalling the batteries early, Hitachi can get financial and logistical help from Sony on replacing the batteries and the company can hopefully stave off any potential fires by getting replacements in a timely fashion.

So far we've seen a total of over 7.5 million Sony batteries recalled with Dell leading the pack at 4.2 million units. That being said, we can't help but wonder if Hewlett Packard will eventually cave in and place its batteries on the recall list. A recall from HP could easily push the total to over 10 million units.



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RE: Lets look for alternatives......
By Etsp on 10/6/2006 9:41:52 AM , Rating: 2
Those Zinc, Silver and water batteries, how much are they supposed to cost when mass produced? I dont think that has been mentioned anywhere. So while it may seem to be a viable solution it may cost 3x the price or more of an equivilent Li-Ion battery.


By crystal clear on 10/6/2006 10:19:15 AM , Rating: 2
Having raised more than $35 million in funding, Zinc Matrix Power's investors include Power Ventures, a large private equity group, IntelTM Capital and OnPointTM Technologies, a strategic private equity firm funded by the United States Army. Tyco Electronics, part of Tyco International, is the company's global manufacturing partner. Zinc Matrix Power batteries will be available to device manufacturers for evaluation and testing in early 2007.

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The prices will ofcourse be affordable & to add to this,
the quantities manufactured will be in the millions-so the prices shoot downwards.


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