Another 100,000 Sony batteries recalled
A voluntary recall has been issued for another 100,000 Sony batteries that power notebooks from HP, Toshiba, and Dell.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall yesterday for approximately 35,150 laptops in the US and said another 65,000 were sold worldwide. The Commission said there have been 19 reports of these batteries overheating, 17 of which described overheating to the point of incineration.
Models included in the recall: Hewlett-Packard: HP Pavilion: dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000, Compaq Presario: v2000 and v2400, HP Compaq: nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230, nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600, Toshiba: Satellite: A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, M50/M55, Tecra: A3, A5, S2, Dell: Latitude: 110L,
Inspiron: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160.
Sony laptop batteries produced between 2004 and 2006 have been subject to massive recalls on several occasions. The most prolific instance affected upwards of 9.6 million notebooks by Fujitsu, Toshiba, Dell in 2006. Other instances have been chronologically staggered, but were nonetheless frequent.
In September, Sony recalled overheating batteries from its own Vaio line of portables.
This list is expected to grow today as other Sony customers issue statements. BetaNews will update this story as more affected models are disclosed.