Sony, HP, Dell, Toshiba Recall Thousands of Faulty Lithium-Ion Laptop Batteries

Sony, along with Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Toshiba, announced that recall of thousands of faulty Sony-made lithium-ion notebook battery backs after customers reported more than a dozen incidents of laptops bursting into flames.

All together, the three notebook vendors and Sony are recalling about 100,000 notebook battery packs worldwide. In the United States, about 35,000 notebooks shipped with these faulty lithium-ion battery packs between 2004 and 2006, according to an Oct. 30 report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

To date, there have been 19 separate incidents of batteries overheating, according to the CPSC. Of those 19 incidents, 17 involved fire and flames, and 10 consumers also reported some minor property damage. At least two people suffered minor burns after the batteries caught on fire, according to the CPSC.

The recalled Sony Lithium Ion batteries were included with, and sold separately for use in, the following notebook computer models:

Dell Latitude 110L
Dell Inspiron 1100
Dell Inspiron 1150
Dell Inspiron 5100
Dell Inspiron 5150
Dell Inspiron 5160

Hewlett-Packard Pavilion, Compaq and Compaq Presario
HP Pavilion dv1000, dv8000
HP Pavilion zd8000
HP Compaq Presario v2000
HP Compaq Presario v2400
HP Compaq nc6110
HP Compaq nc6120
HP Compaq nc6140
HP Compaq nc6220
HP Compaq nc6230
HP Compaq nx4800
HP Compaq nx4820
HP Compaq nx6110
HP Compaq nx6120
HP Compaq nx9600

Toshiba Satellite A70/A75
Toshiba Satellite P30/P5
Toshiba Satellite M30X/M35X
Toshiba Satellite M50/M55

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Comment by liu zillion on April 17, 2009 at 2:59am
Not only, in a airticle i found some people receive the toshiba battery TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A60 battery and TOSHIBA Satellite Pro M30 Battery as the toshiba inc said this is a recall active.
Comment by batteryfast on January 16, 2009 at 7:43pm
I also learn that Rechargeable dell batteries undergo self-discharging when left unused. Always store a inspiron battery pack in a fully charged staged for storage. so you need full charged before go hoilday, so will keep you new dell battery in 100% condition
Dell inspiron 1100 laptop can't meet needs now, and the old dell inspiron 1100 battery ( ) can only last 3 hours.
Comment by Quite Competitive! Zombie Bobby on November 8, 2008 at 7:05pm
SONY is still better then most.

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