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Toshiba recalls 10,000 notebook batteries

updated 03:40 pm EDT, Thu July 19, 2007

Toshiba 10K Battery Recall

Toshiba today issued a small but significant recall of notebook batteries for systems made between January and April 2006, citing three incidents in the past ten months in which similar batteries have caught fire. Covering mostly Japanese AX and TX models but also including local and international versions of the Satellite A100, the recall is said to only be essential for 5,100 models but has been expanded to 10,000 units to replace batteries which include some of the lithium-ion cells affected by the problem.

Despite being manufactured by Sony and showing similar symptoms, the batteries aren't linked to the global Sony recall from last year, Toshiba said. Over 9.6 million batteries had to be returned to Sony from multiple computer makers last year after the batteries were found to catch fire or explode when a drop or similar impact triggered overheating issues. The damage to Sony's income is expected to be small.



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