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Laptop manufacturers recall 100,000 fire hazard batteries

Laptop manufacturers recall 100,000 fire hazard batteries
Monday 03 Nov 2008 [11:37]

Three of the world's biggest laptop makers are recalling fire hazard batteries.

The original recall was done by Sony, who makes the batteries. But now, other firms that were affected and made a recall were Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba.

About 100,000 batteries are believed to be potentially faulty. The recall was initiated after around 40 overheating incidents, which saw some customers receive burns.

This recall at the moment does not appear in the same scale as the one two years ago when those same manufacturers along with Apple and others, had to recall almost 10 fire hazard laptop batteries.

This incident however, started with a more modest laptop battery recall which then spiraled as more laptop manufactures joined in.

Sony was also responsible for those batteries, and many might begin to start asking questions of Sony as to what delayed the latest recall, considering that those batteries in question this time around are said to have been made between 2004 & 2005

A large chunk of the latest faulty batch went to the US about 35,000 and about 63,000 went to countries across Europe and Asia. 2,000 are said to be in Japan


Laptop manufacturers recall 100,000 fire hazard batteries
Laptop manufacturers recall 100,000 fire hazard batteries
Laptop manufacturers recall 100,000 fire hazard batteries
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