It's been about two years since millions of Sony notebook batteries across many different OEM lines were recalled
, due to overheating --- and fire problems. We assume you haven't forgotten about that, because here we are again.
Here's hoping this isn't the beginning of another long list of recalls involving Sony batteries.
At any rate, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall
According to the recall,
There have been 19 reports of the batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire (10 resulting in minor property damage). Two consumers experienced minor burns.
Check out the full list below. It's pretty long, bug only consists of about 35,000 batteries in the US --- for now. Let's hope it stays that way. But more info on worldwide batteries below, so keep reading.
|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||n/a|
|Dell||About 150||Latitude: 110L
Inspiron: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160||OU091|
This USCPC recall is for 35,000 batteries. However, according to Sony, an additional 2,000 faulty batteries were shipped in the Japanese market, and another 63,000 went to consumers in other regions, including Europe and Asia. Recall notices for those other regions are expected shortly.