“Sony Corp. said Thursday it will initiate a global replacement program for certain battery packs that use its lithium ion cells in notebook computers, in order to address concerns related to recent over-heating incidents. Sony said it is discussing its plan with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and will announce details in the near future. Sony said it has been supporting the recent recall of battery packs for computers from Dell Inc. and Apple Computer Inc. Earlier Thursday, Lenovo Group Ltd. and International Business Machines Corp. initiated a voluntary recall of about 526,000 lithium-ion batteries worldwide manufactured by Sony,” Gabriel Madway reports for MarketWatch.
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