Sony to Recall up to 300,000 of their Own Batteries

Another day, another Sony battery recall.  Sony today announced that it would be recalling up to 300,000 of their Vaio laptop batteries under intense industry pressure. Sony initially stated it would not be recalling its batteries, however, it appears that is not the case.  Sony has joined an ever increasing list of laptop manufacturers including Dell, Lenovo, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Apple, Toshiba, and Sharp in recalls.  This brings the total recall of Li-ion batteries to just over 8 million world wide.  This is one of the largest computer related recalls in history.

The business daily said Sony would likely recall 300,000 batteries used in its own PCs, bringing the worldwide recall total to about 8 million. Sony has not disclosed how many of its own PCs would be affected by the widening recall.

For details on the recall check out the articles on Yahoo here and here.