Sony recalls another 100,000 notebook batteries

Sony is recalling about 100,000 lithium-ion batteries due to overheating problems that can lead to fire and burn hazards for consumers. To date, there have been 19 reports of batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire (10 resulting in minor property damage) and two incidents where consumers experienced minor burns. The U.S. recall affects about 35,000 batteries but there are another 65,000 batteries affected in other countries.

The following notebooks are affected in the U.S.:

Computer Manufacturer Units Notebook Model Battery Model
Hewlett-Packard About 32,000 HP Pavilion: dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000
Compaq Presario: v2000 and v2400
HP Compaq: nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230,
nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600
Recalled batteries will have a bar code
label starting with A0, L0, L1 or GC
Toshiba About 3,000 Satellite: A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, M50/M55
Tecra: A3, A5, S2
Dell About 150 Latitude: 110L
Inspiron: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160

For more information, get in touch with the manufacturer:

This is not the first time that Sony has had to recall batteries. Back in 2006, it recalled several million batteries.

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