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Sony laptop batteries recalled

October 31, 2008|From Times Wire Services

Computer makers are recalling 100,000 laptop battery packs made by Sony Corp. after 40 reports of overheating, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall applies to Sony 2.15Ah lithium-ion cell batteries made in Japan and sold in laptops made by Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc. and Toshiba Corp.

Some incidents involved smoke or flames, according to Sony.

Details, including laptop model numbers, are posted on the commission's website at www.cpsc.gov.

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