Fujitsu on Wednesday became the latest PC maker to issue a recall of batteries containing fuel cells produced by Japan’s Sony due to potential fire hazards, recalling some 287,000 batteries—63,000 of which were sold to Japanese users, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Fujitsu did not provide an estimate as to how much it expects the recall to cost, according to the Journal.
The recall is yet another hit to the struggling Sony, which also said in September it would delay its PlayStation 3 European launch by four months. Sony stock was also recently downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “neutral” from “buy” status due to concerns over whether it would delay its PlayStation 3 launch in the United States and Japan, both of which are currently slated for November.
Dell, the world’s largest producer of PCs, was first to launch its recall of 4.1 million laptop batteries in August, and Apple wasn’t far behind with its recall of 1.8 million batteries. Eventually, Toshiba announced a battery recall, as did Lenovo. Last week, Dell also expanded its recall by 100,000 batteries, and Acer, another PC maker, is reportedly in talks with Sony over a potential recall. In response to the events, Sony announced its own global battery exchange program.
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