Saturday, 1 November 2008

HP, Dell, Toshiba Recall Sony Laptop Batteries Again


Three of the biggest laptop computer makers are recalling certain batteries because of a risk they may overheat and catch fire. Sony made the batteries and the recall mirrors -- yet appears a lot smaller than -- a similar one that occurred two years ago.
This time, around 100,000 batteries are affected, a fraction of the 9.6 million [m] recalled in 2006. Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba have already issued recalls for the batteries that were used in their products and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said "consumers should stop using recalled products immediately."
The batteries in question were manufactured between October 2004 and June 2005 and to date there have been about 40 incidents reportedly globally of overheating, Sony said Friday.
Most of the incidents are believed to be due to manufacturing line adjustments made during the period that may have affected some batteries, Sony said. Additionally some may have been due to raw material flaws.
Of the 100,000 batteries affected, around 35,000 were used in laptops shipped in the U.S. By far the greatest number, about 32,000, were shipped with HP laptops.
The maker said it is recalling batteries that have a barcode label beginning with A0, L0, L1 or GC that were shipped with HP Pavilion dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000 models; with Compaq Presario v2000 and v2400 machines and with HP Compaq nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230,nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120 and nx9600 computers.
Toshiba's U.S. recall covers around 3,000 Satellite A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X and M50/M55 laptops and Tecra A3, A5 and S2 computers.
Dell is recalling battery model OU091 in Latitude 110L and Inspiron 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150 and 5160 computers.
Consumers who believe they have batteries that have been recalled should stop using the batteries and check with their PC vendor.
An additional 2,000 batteries were shipped in the Japanese market and the remaining 63,000 went to consumers in other regions, including Europe and Asia. Recall notices for machines shipped in these other regions are expected to be issued shortly.

Reference : http://www.pcworld.com/article/153110/.html?tk=rss_news

6 comments:

Andreya said...

Hi Nice Blog .Gateway also builds a good number of laptop models.dell laptop batteries for Gateway includes extra or replacement batteries for models in Gateway Solo series as well .as laptops from other series.

yanhong said...

If you want to buy some idear laptop betteries,you can see it from hp nx6120 battery,It's very cool.

lillian said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Ann

http://externallaptop.net

Dell Notebook Battery said...

Oh the lawsuits that will come in if laptops start catching fire! there is absolutely no doubt sony is doing the right thing. A company in sony's position has too much too lose such as sales and lawsuits. The recall is, i would say, the right call.

You may work for the company, like the company, and even be proud of the company, which is all fine, but you should still acknowledge they screwed up. ANd sure, they did. However, i still think they made the right call, and that should be praised..

apple may very well be next.

I know there are a few other manufacturers that are affected, however everyone seems to be talking about sony.

cheap computers said...

I think solid State is a hard drive where the storage is stored on flash memory rather than a mechanical device. Solid State hard drives are much much faster in every way than traditional hard drives.

Sony Motherboard Repair said...

I believe that this was the wise decision by HP, Dell, Toshiba. As at that time people have suffered a lot because of these batteries and even they lost their expensive machines.

Nasser Hajloo
a Persian Graphic Designer , Web Designer and Web Developer
n.hajloo@gmail.com

Subscribe feeds via e-mail
Subscribe in my preferred RSS reader

Subscribe feeds rss Recent Entries

Advertise on this site Sponsored links

Labels And Tags

Archive

Followers

All My Feeds

Computer And Technology News Blog
Hajloo's Daily Note Blog
Development World Blog
Iran ITIL - ITSM Center Blog
Khatmikhi Press Blog
Khatmikhi Blog
Mac OS X in Practice Blog

Subscribe feeds rss Recent Comments

Technorati

Technorati
My authority on technorati
Add this blog to your faves