After Dell and Apple, Toshiba is now too issueing a massive recall of Sony-made laptop batteries. The batteries, used in Dynabook and Dynabook Satellite laptops manufactured between March and May this year, could fail on the road because of problems with storing and transmitting power, Toshiba spokesman Keisuke Ohmori said. The total of recalled Sony batteries is now about 6.5 million. Even airlines have prohibited the use of Dell and Apple laptops in-flight.
Toshiba To Recall Sony-Made Laptop Batteries
2006-09-19 Hardware 7 Comments
It seems that everybody using Sony’s batteries are recalling them … but not Sony.
The bit about airlines is troublesome – because I’m willing to bet they’re doing it to ALL models, even older ones completely uneffected by this… Airport security isn’t smart enough to kniow the difference – and that’s the TRULY scary part of the whole thing.
Just FYI there are a lot of devices that use batteries made by SONY.. I replaced the battery of a Palm M515.. guess that ? the old (original) battery had a “SONY” label on it…
Edited 2006-09-19 11:32
I thought the danger of fire is when the batteries are connected to the charger being charged. On an airplane, I don’t think that is possible. Maybe first class, but I wouldn’t know about that.