Roll up, roll up, it’s on again… The big Sony battery recall

Somewhere in Japan, you’d have to think there are some Sony executives with their heads in the hands giving out the Japanese equivalent of “oh, no…”

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Japanese electronics giant Sony is recalling 100,000 Sony-made Lithium-ion batteries due to reports of overheating.

The recall affects certain models of HP, Toshiba and Dell notebooks using the 2150mAh Lithium-ion batteries – 35,000 in the US and 65,000 in the rest of the world. Interestingly, these batteries were not used in Sony’s own Vaio range of notebooks.

You can read about the recall on the US Office of Information and Public Affairs.

The models include:

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

Unfortunately, there are no details about the non-US battery models being recalled at time of writing.

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