Here's hoping this isn't the beginning of another long list of recalls involving Sony batteries. At any rate, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall on Thursday.
According to the recall,
There have been 19 reports of the batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire (10 resulting in minor property damage). Two consumers experienced minor burns.Check out the full list below. It's pretty long, bug only consists of about 35,000 batteries --- for now. Let's hope it stays that way.
|Computer Manufacturer||Units||Notebook Model||Battery Model|
|Hewlett-Packard||About 32,000||HP Pavilion: dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000|
Compaq Presario: v2000 and v2400
HP Compaq: nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230,
nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600
|Recalled batteries will have a bar code|
label starting with A0, L0, L1 or GC
|Toshiba||About 3,000||Satellite: A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, M50/M55|
Tecra: A3, A5, S2
|Dell||About 150||Latitude: 110L|
Inspiron: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160
Update: this USCPC recall was for 35,000 batteries. However, according to Sony, an additional 2,000 faulty batteries were shipped in the Japanese market, and another 63,000 went to consumers in other regions, including Europe and Asia. Recall notices for those other regions are expected shortly.