Saturday, November 01, 2008

Sony Recalls 100k Notebook Batteries

For the second time in as many years Sony has announced that it will recall roughly 100,000 notebook batteries worldwide in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission, after several reports that the batteries could overheat.

Specifically, the recall covers 32,000 batteries sold by Hewlett-Packard, from Dec. 2004 through June 2006. The models affected include the HP Pavilion, the dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000; the Compaq Presario, models v2000 and v2400; and HP Compaq notebooks including thenc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230, nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, and nx9600. Affected customers can visit HP's battery-replacement Web site or call (800) 889-2031 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

For Toshiba owners the recall covers laptops or batteries sold between April 2005 and October 2005. Models affected include the Satellite, models A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, and M50/M55; as well as the Tecra, including the A3, A5, and S2. Customers can contact Toshiba at its battery-replacement site or call (800) 457-7777 anytime.

The Dell laptops covered by the recall were sold between Nov. 2004 and Nov. 2005. They include the Latitude 110L and the Inspiron 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, and 5160. Dell customers can contact Dell via the company's dedicated battery-recall site or call toll-free (866) 342-0011 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

For more information checkout the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

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