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IBM, Lenovo Recall 526,000 Sony Batteries

September 29, 2006|From the Associated Press

IBM Corp. is recalling 526,000 laptop batteries worldwide made by Sony Corp., the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM and the batteries' distributor, Lenovo Inc., were seeking the recall of rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries used in ThinkPad notebook computers because they may pose a fire hazard. About 168,500 of them were sold in the U.S.

It was the fourth recall in recent months involving Sony batteries believed to be defective.

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