Just a year or two ago, there was a large scale battery recall for laptops and now HP, Toshiba, and Dell are recalling another round of Sony-manufactured batteries for their notebooks. The recall effects about 100,000 batteries that may risk overheating and catching fire. Users who are effected are advised to stop using said batteries immediately. According to InfoWorld:
Of the 100,000 batteries affected, around 35,000 were used in laptops shipped in the U.S. By far the greatest number, about 32,000, were shipped with HP laptops.
The maker said it is recalling batteries that have a barcode label beginning with A0, L0, L1, or GC that were shipped with HP Pavilion dv1000, dv8000, and zd8000 models; with Compaq Presario v2000 and v2400 machines; and with HP Compaq nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230,nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, and nx9600 computers.
Toshiba’s U.S. recall covers around 3,000 Satellite A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, and M50/M55 laptops and Tecra A3, A5 and S2 computers.
Dell is recalling battery model OU091 in Latitude 110L and Inspiron 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, and 5160 computers.
The batteries were manufactured between October 2004 and June 2005. There have been 40 incidents of overheating to date according to Sony.