by CIO Staff

Sony Battery Recalls: Who’s Next?

Dec 11, 20063 mins
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The past months have seen such computer heavies as Dell, the world’s largest producer of PCs, along with Apple and Lenovo—which bought out IBM’s PC business last year, and therefore makes all IBM machines—recall batteries that contained fuel cells made by Japan’s Sony because they could burst into flames and injure their users. The recalls’ impact on the computer industry—as well as the broader electronics space and a number of less-obvious industries, like the airline business—is sure to be far reaching. And the fun may just be getting started… is on the story, and we’ll do our part to post all the latest developments.  Bookmark this Sony Battery Recall page and keep checking in.

News Stories:

Improved Laptop Battery Standard ‘Within Months,’ IEEE Says

Posted: Dec. 11 2006 9:30 am EST

IEEE Steps In on Notebook Battery Standards

Nov. 8 2006 9:30 am

Acer: No Need to Recall Sony-Made BatteriesOct. 27 2006 8 am EST

Sony Sees Q2 Operating Loss Due to Batteries, PS3Oct. 26 2006 7:10 am EST

Sony Opens Up on Battery Recall

Oct. 24, 2006 8:01 am EST

Gateway to Exchange 35,000 Sony Batteries

Oct. 24, 2006 7:41 am EST

Sony Profit Forecast Slashed on Battery, PS3 WoesOct. 19, 2006 7:22 am EST

Sony Vaio Laptop Batteries to be RecalledOct. 17, 2006 7:00 am EST

Sony Headquarters
Sony Headquarters

Toshiba, Hitachi, Fujitsu May Ask for Sony Battery CompensationOct. 16, 2006 12:00 pm EST

Hitachi Latest to Join Sony Battery RecallOct. 6, 2006 8:30 am EST

Fujitsu to Recall 287K Sony-Made BatteriesOct. 4, 2006 10:45 am EST

Acer, Sony in Talks Over Battery RecallOct. 2, 2006 7:00 am EST

Fujitsu Details Sony Battery Exchange PlansOct. 2, 2006 6:45 am EST

Dell Expands Battery Recall, Fujitsu Mulls ActionSept. 29, 2006 9:00 am EST

Dell Latitude D600
Dell Latitude D600

Toshiba to Exchange 830K Sony-Made BatteriesSept. 29, 2006 7:00 am EST

Lenovo to Recall 526K Sony-Made Batteries

Sept. 28, 2006 1:45 pm EST

Replacement for Lithium-Ion Batteries DebutsSept. 27, 2006 10:30 am EST

Lenovo Looks Into Smoking, Sparking LaptopSept. 25, 2006 2:45 pm EST

Apple PowerBook
Apple PowerBook

PC Vendors Blame Batteries, Not Notebook Design

Sept. 19, 2006 12:30 pm EST

Toshiba Offers to Exchange 340K Sony-Made BatteriesSept. 19, 2006 6:30 am EST

Virgin Atlantic Adds Apple, Dell Laptop Restriction

Sept. 15, 2006 2:00 pm EST

Korean Air Bars In-Flight Use of Dell, Apple Laptops

Sept. 8, 2006 2:00 pm EST

Sony Names Product Safety Chief After Battery Recall

Sept. 1, 2006 7:30 am EST

Apple, Dell Plot Battery StandardsAug. 29, 2006 1:45 pm EST

IBM ThinkPad
IBM ThinkPad

Japan: Apple Laptop Fire Fueled by Sony BatteryAug. 29, 2006 7:00 am EST

Apple to Recall 1.8M Laptop Batteries

Aug. 24, 2006 1:30 pm EST

Japan Orders Sony, Dell to Investigate Battery IssuesAug. 24, 2006 12:00 pm EST

Toshiba Satellite Series Laptop
Toshiba Satellite

Qantas Cautions on Dell Laptops on PlanesAug. 24, 2006 7:45 am EST

Dell Remains True to SonyAug. 21, 2006 8:00 am EST

Dell Gives Businesses Options in Battery RecallAug. 21, 2006 7:45 am EST

Sony Battery Issues Could Go Beyond Dell Laptops

Aug. 16, 2006 6:45 am EST

Sony to Help Foot Bill for Dell Battery RecallAug. 15, 2006 2:00 pm EST

Dell Founder Tight-Lipped on Firm’s TroublesAug. 15, 2006 10:00 am EST

Dell to Recall 4.1M Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

Aug. 15, 2006 6:45 am EST

CIO Magazine content:

Assault and Batteries

Blog Entries:

A Firewall With BiteBy Thomas Wailgum via the Fully Mobile blogPosted: Aug. 25, 2006

Reader Feedback:

Battery RecallPosted: Sept. 28, 2006 11:15 PM EST

I have a MacBook Pro which techically is not one of those notebooks that were involved with the battery recall by Apple. However, Apple have requested that I returned the battery in exchange for a replacement. I am not aware the reason behind the replacemnet except Apple alleged that the battery was not up to their standard??? I think it would put people’s mind at rest if a better and clearer explanation for the replacement has been given. Chris Thio



Sony Battery recallPosted: Aug. 25, 2006 6:00 am EST

Now that Apple is recalling Sony batteries Sony needs to address the problem with their Vaio laptop owners of which I am one. David Tschantz


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