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October 24, 2006

Sony Recalls Laptop Batteries

In a press release dated October 23, 2006, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of 340,000 laptop computer lithium ion batteries manufactured by Sony Energy Devices Corp., of Japan because of the danger of overheating.  The batteries were used in Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Gateway Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. notebook computers.  All of these reported incidents and injuries were associated with earlier recalls of notebook computer batteries containing these Sony cells.  There were no incidents involving the computer manufacturers who voluntarily participated in the CPCS announcement.


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