Japan\u2019s Toshiba, Hitachi and Fujitsu, three producers of PCs, said they are considering requesting compensation from Sony over recalls launched at the three firms due to defective Sony-made lithium-ion laptop batteries that could overheat and catch fire, The Wall Street Journal reports.Sony has come upon troubled times over the past few months, with the first major recall of 4.1 million laptop batteries containing Sony-made fuel cells announced by Dell in August.\u00a0Apple Computer wasn\u2019t far behind with its recall of 1.8 million batteries, and almost every other major PC maker\u00a0has since\u00a0announced similar recalls, including Toshiba, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Lenovo and Acer. Hewlett-Packard is one of the only leading PC producers not to announce such a recall. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSony HeadquartersToshiba has recalled roughly 830,000 Sony-made batteries in two separate recall announcements.\u00a0It plans to study the actions\u2019 effects on its brand and sales and is considering requesting damages from Sony on top of the base recall costs, according to the Journal. Hitachi and Fujitsu also said they\u00a0may ask for such compensation, the Journal reports.No additional PC makers have hinted at requesting compensation on top of the base costs of the recall, which Sony has said it would cover, according to the Journal. The Japanese electronics maker said in August that it estimated the costs of the recalls\u00a0at between $170 million and $255 million, though that announcement was made before a number of the PC makers launched their recalls, the Journal reports.CIO.com is on the Sony battery recall story, and we\u2019ll do our part to post all the latest developments.\u00a0Related Links:\n\nSony Battery Recalls: Who\u2019s Next?\n\nSony PlayStation 3 Woes Weigh on StockCheck out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.