“Dell’s recall of 4.1 million laptop batteries made by Sony Corp. could cost the Japanese electronic maker as much as $400 million, analysts predict. The prediction comes as computer maker Dell announced the biggest recall in its 22-year history, after it was found that the lithium-ion batteries made by Sony could smoke and catch fire,” Shaveta Bansal reports for All Headline News (AHN).
Bansal reports, “A Sony spokesman said the company is still calculating the possible financial impact of the recall. He added that nothing had been decided on whether Sony would pay for all the recall costs involved. The overheating problem is believed to be specific to the batteries supplied to Dell, he said. U.S. consumer safety officials said Tuesday they were reviewing all Sony-made lithium-ion batteries in laptop computers for fire hazards. The Sony batteries are also used in laptops made by Hewlett-Packard Co, Apple Computer Inc, and Lenovo Group Ltd.”
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