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Sony on the verge of recalling 300,000 of its notebook batteries according to Japanese publication

While manufacturers like Dell, Lenovo, Apple, Toshiba, Matsushita/Panasonic,  Fujitsu and Sharp have recalled millions of Sony-manufactured batteries, Sony's own notebooks computers were seemingly unaffected by the problems. Well, that all changed yesterday when the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported that Sony will recall as many as 300,000 of its own batteries used in notebooks PCs.

Sony has not mentioned which notebook product lines would be affected by the recall, but the news sends the current tally of recalled units over the 8 million mark. With Sony on the verge of having a recall of its own on its hands, Hewlett-Packard may be reconsidering its position on recalling batteries. The company has previously stated that none of its products would be affected by the recall.

Sony’s battery problems are affecting the whole industry as reported by DailyTech yesterday Analysts say that the recall has caused a global shortage of batteries sending prices skyward by 15%. The cost of the recall is sure to climb as well. Sony as of now has $251 million USD budgeted for the recall, but those estimates may have to be revised to take into account a few million new recalled units.



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By crystal clear on 10/17/2006 10:51:56 AM , Rating: 2
The recall of millions of Sony computer batteries could be broadened to include those in consumer electronics products, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Sony has been working with the CPSC to identify products that could potentially be a fire risk, the consumer watchdog Consumer Reports said on Monday.

It quoted Julie Vallese, CPSC spokesperson, as saying the agency expected to announce a Sony recall sometime in October.

“The upcoming Sony recall could very well expand beyond notebook computers and could include DVD players and portable gaming devices,” she said. “The risk of a battery fire is low, but real.”

Source-Financial Times


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Sony is to recall 90,000 batteries for Vaio notebooks in Japan and China.

Source-Wall street Journal.

This is for Brandon Hill-

You should start a Blog called SONY WATCH.
Then let the daily updates flow in-we could move from Laptops to other devices.
JUST HOW MANY RECALLS.




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