Toshiba Recalls 340,000 Batteries
Sony's battery woes continued late Monday, as laptop manufacturer Toshiba announced it was recalling 340,000 batteries across its Dynabook and Satellite lines. Unlike the Dell and Apple recalls, however, Toshiba says the defective batteries do not pose a fire risk.
The recall affects laptops manufactured between March and May of this year, 100,000 of which were shipped in the United States. According to the company, the batteries are affected by a glitch that prevents them from properly storing power. Toshiba did not say whether Sony would pay for the replacements, which are free to customers, as the company did for both Dell and Apple.