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Gateway CX200 Tablet PC
Gateway is the latest to join Sony's Global Replacement Program

It seems as though no company (with the exception of Hewlett-Packard) is immune to Sony battery recalls. Yesterday, Gateway announced that it was recalling 35,000 batteries used in the following notebooks: CX200, CX210, E100M, M250, M255, M280, M285, M465, M685, MP8708, NX260, NX510, NX560, NX860, NX100, MX1025, MX6918b and MX1020j.

The batteries have been sold in Gateway notebooks since September of 2005 and were available through direct and professional channels. Since Gateway has joined the Sony Global Replacement Program, the company will have no direct costs as a result of the recall and customers of course will get free battery replacements.

With this latest announcement, the battery recall total now approaches the 10 million mark. A for Sony's part in the whole matter, the company has recently stated that it is sorry for the whole ordeal.

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By sdsdv10 on 10/25/2006 12:15:13 PM , Rating: 5
As Bruce Willis said in Die Hard:

Welcome to the party pal!

RE: Diehard...
By Brandon Hill on 10/25/2006 1:50:46 PM , Rating: 3
I was expecting the other quote :)

Not just HP
By vhx500 on 10/25/2006 1:39:36 PM , Rating: 2
There's still Acer, ASUS, ECS, and a whole lot more of low-key laptop manufacturers.

RE: Not just HP
By KristopherKubicki on 10/25/2006 3:22:22 PM , Rating: 5
ASUS and ECS build notebooks for Apple, Lenovo, Gateway (this tablet that got recalled is actaully an ECS build), etc. And then all of Acer's stuff is pretty much exclusively built by ECS. There's a decent list we put together here:

Pretty much everyone got affected by this.

By nomagic on 10/25/2006 3:47:08 PM , Rating: 2
With so much negative news of Sony, I started to expect recall of PS3...

But if it really happens, it will be a recall of mere 0.5 million units compared to 10 million units for battery. I know that recall of PS3 is unlikely, but just imagine what would happen...

RE: Err...
By daftrok on 10/25/2006 4:32:09 PM , Rating: 2
1000 dollars for every PS3.... thats another 1/2 billion dollars gone.

What of the other companies?
By daftrok on 10/25/2006 4:06:33 PM , Rating: 1
What about HP?

RE: What of the other companies?
By daftrok on 10/25/2006 4:07:46 PM , Rating: 2

Now it's my turn
By stugatz on 10/25/2006 1:08:14 PM , Rating: 2
I work for a school district, we are a Gateway district, and this morning, I had to run around and pull over 100 of these batteries to be returned. Yay.

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