Saturday, September 30, 2006

More lithium ion battery recalls

Following Toshiba's recall of Sony lithium ion batteries on Sept. 29, 2006, Reuters wrote: This is the latest in a series of setbacks that have shaken consumer and investor confidence in Sony's technological competitiveness.

The problem was identified in terms of a short circuit: Sony said short circuits could occur on rare occasions when tiny metal particles come in contact with other parts of the batteries.

A laptop (ThinkPad) fire at Los Angeles airport (LAX) prompted the current round of difficulties.

Reuters also noted: Toshiba's recall brings the number of batteries recalled to more than 7 million.


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