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Dell, Sony ordered to investigate laptop batteries

updated 03:35 pm EDT, Thu August 24, 2006

Dell and Sony Investigate

Shortly after Apple issued its own battery recall amid concerns that it too was affected by the Sony lithium-ion battery problems plaguing Dell, the Japanese government on Thursday ordered Dell and Sony to study the potential design flaws that have destroyed numerous laptops through battery fires. Both companies are expected to submit reports to the Japanese trade ministry by the end of August that identify the root causes of the fires and explain the steps each company will take to avoid future incidents. The companies also face a potential fine under Japan consumer laws should they be unwilling to meet the deadline. Additionally, other Japanese electronics firms were advised to verify their own battery quality as a safety measure.



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