Sony recalls 340,000 more Sony-botched batteries, includes Sony Vaio laptops

“Sony plans to recall 340,000 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that shipped with notebook computers in the US, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Monday,” Erica Ogg reports for CNET News.

Ogg reports, “The news comes on top of Sony’s earlier recall this month of 60,000 batteries for its popular Vaio range of laptops due to concerns about potential overheating. At the time a Sony spokeswoman said that the recall was initially confined to Japan, but could extend overseas.”

“Batteries that shipped with laptops sold by Fujitsu, Gateway, Sony and Toshiba comprise the latest recall, the CPSC said in a statement issued yesterday in the US. Sony is expected to make its own official announcement in Japan today, CPSC said in a statement,” Ogg reports.

Full article here.

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  1. Erica Ogg is obviously trolling … there’s no mention of battery serial numbers anywhere (due to the announcement from Sony not having taken place at the time her article was published.)

    Perhaps it’ll get updated later.

  2. The real story here is why was Sony so slow in identifying defective batteries in its own products, as opposed to in other companies’ products?

    The answer is obvious, but where’s the outrage?

    I guess “Giant Corporation Risks Safety Of Its Customers Just To Save Face” isn’t news.

  3. I was just wondering ………

    Sony have now recalled 28 squillion batteries because there’s a danger that they might explode. What are they going to do with them all ?

    After all, it’s only one in a million that catches fire, but think about the statistics when you gather every suspect Sony cell in the world into one place.

    I wouldn’t fancy living near a hole in the ground where that many unstable cells had been dumped.

    I hope that they already have appropriate technology to dismantle them and recycle the materials and I hope that they will be able to get on with the job before the pile of suspect cells gets too big.

  4. “Sony have now recalled 28 squillion batteries because there’s a danger that they might explode. What are they going to do with them all ?”
    Easy, they’re being put into Origami. It was never the “hot” product they made it out to be, now they’ve found a shortcut.

  5. Recycle? What is that? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”oh oh” style=”border:0;” />

    Where is Greenpeace when you really need them? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”mad” style=”border:0;” />
    Remember those demonstrations against Apple iPod batteries? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”rolleyes” style=”border:0;” />

  6. Since there are too many to recycle, Sony has entered into an agreement with NASA, and now most of those batteries are going to be shot into space where they will be used to defend Earth against Meteors. They figure one or two packs per Rock will be sufficient, so we should have a good planetary defense for the next 500 years. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  7. Hmnmmm, I hear that Sony has entered into an agreement with the Japan govt. to provide heating during the winter (using defective batteries). Its a L-o-n-g term contract. LOL ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />


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