Dell and Apple were the first to announce major recalls of laptop batteries, and now Toshiba is joining in. The laptop batteries in question were all supplied and manufactured by Sony.
Dell and Apple’s Sony batteries were reported to overheating, in some instances causing serious personal injuries, as well as fires.
The Sony batteries used in Toshiba laptops have not been reported to have caused any injuries. However, these batteries either stop charging, or run out of power.
The Toshiba recall is projected to affect 100,000 computers in the U.S., and another 45,000 sold in Japan.
Of the Sony battery recalls this is the smallest. Dell recalled 4.1 million, while Apple recalled 1.8 million. Though despite its smaller impact on the consumer, the Toshiba recall marks the latest in a series of embarassing (and costly) manufacturing screw-ups by Sony.