October, 2008: Sony’s (other) battery recall

Just two years after its first recall, Sony found itself in
hot water with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for yet
another batch of laptop batteries that were overheating. A separate issue than
the one that prompted the massive 2006 recall, the 2008 incident affected
around 100,000 notebook battery packs that used Sony’s 2.15Ah lithium ion
cells. The fault was linked batteries sold in 2004 and 2005 and linked to
around 40 overheating incidents.

Just two years after its first recall, Sony found itself in
hot water with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for yet
another batch of laptop batteries that were overheating. A separate issue than
the one that prompted the massive 2006 recall, the 2008 incident affected
around 100,000 notebook battery packs that used Sony’s 2.15Ah lithium ion
cells. The fault was linked batteries sold in 2004 and 2005 and linked to
around 40 overheating incidents.

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