Oops! Sony Did It Again
In the wake of their Dell laptop power cells causing the largest consumer electronics recall in history, Sony is now involved in the second largest. On Thursday, Apple Computer Inc. initiated a recall of 1.8 million lithium-ion laptop batteries due to overheating. In reported cases, the malfunctioning batteries caused two minor burns and in other cases minor property damage.
The power cells for the batteries were created by Sony and then sold in 12-inch Apple iBook G4 and 12 and 15-inch PowerBook G4 computers between October 2003 and now. Combined losses for Sony from both recalls are expected to reach between $172 million to $258 million. In a statement, Sony predicted no further recalls based on their power cells.
To check and see if your Apple laptop is too hot to handle, go to http://support.apple.com/batteryprogram
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