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More exploding Sony batteries recalled

Toshiba recalls 10,000
Thu Jul 19 2007, 21:09
THERE ARE more woes for the maker of exploding batteries, Sony, after one of its customers, Toshiba, recalled 10,000 laptop battery packs.

Toshiba said the batteries are a fire risk after three of its laptops made on December 3, 2005 caught fire in the last 10 months.

According to Reuters, only 5,100 units of the 10,000 packs are potentially defective, but Toshiba has decided it is better to be safe than Sony, er sorry. It wants to make sure all the battery packs containing targeted battery cells are exchanged.

Last year Sony recalled 9.6 million PC batteries as they could catch fire from overheating and it cost the outfit $418 million.

A Sony spokesman said the recall should not make too much of a financial dent because after you have recalled 9.6 million, 10,000 is just a drop in the bucket.

So it goes. µ


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