Sony Laptop Battery Recalls
2014 Sony Vaio battery recall
Sony VAIO Flip laptops with model number SVF11N13CXS were recalled due to battery overheating resulting in the laptops smoking, catching on fire, and melting. For more information, see the US Consumer Product Safety Commision web site.
2010 Sony Vaio models WPCF11 and WPCCW2 recall
affected 259,000 laptops in the US and 535,000 laptops worldwide sold between January 2010 and April 2010. Laptop can cause burns due to overheating. Sony issued a firmware update to try to fix the issue. For more information, see the PcWorld page at http://www.pcworld.com/article/200256/Sony_Vaio_Laptop_Recall_Everything_You_Need_To_Know.html
2008 Sony Vaio TZ-series recall
73,000 Vaio TZ-series laptops were recalled in 2008 due to faulty wiring near the hinges.
2006 Sony Battery Recall
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Monday issued a press release on a battery recall by Sony, Gateway, Fujitsu, and Toshiba totalling 340,000 batteries. The CPSC states that there has been 16 reports of overheating batteries. The total worldwide recall is reportedly now around 9.6 million, involving laptops manufactured by Sony, Gateway, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Lenovo, Dell, Apple, and Panasonic. It's starting to seem like laptop coolers might be a good idea. A CNET News.com article, http://news.com.com/Sony+Staying+in+battery+business+despite+recalls/2100-1041_3-6128837.html, says Sony is planning on continuing to manufacture laptop batteries.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
The battery recalls continue to expand. The recall now includes a 830,000 battery recall by Toshiba, a 528,000 battery recall by Lenovo, and the 4.2 million battery recall by Dell. Two other companies that are recalling Sony batteries include Apple and Panasonic. One article on the battery recall issue is at the PC Magazine web site. The Consumer Product Safety Commission press release for the Lenovo recall is at the CPSC web site.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Apple has joined Dell in recalling notebook computer batteries that were manufactured by Sony of Japan. For more info, see the CNET News.com article at http://news.com.com/Apple+recalls+1.8+million+batteries/2100-1041_3-6109198.html. The Consumer Product Safety Commission press release for the recall is at the CPSC web site.
Tuesday, August 14, 2006
Dell has announced a recall of Dell branded notebook computer batteries that were manufactured by Sony of Japan. The batteries may overheat and cause a fire. The batteries were sold with certain notebook computers sold between April 1, 2004 and July 18, 2006. For information on which batteries and which notebook computers, visit the web site that was setup by Dell: http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com. The Consumer Product Safety Commission press release for this recall is at the CPSC web site.