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Sony Recalls Vaio Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard 21

Sony has announced that it is recalling about 1,700 Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in VAIO laptops due to overheating that may pose a fire hazard. No related incidents or injuries have been reported, according to a notice from the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission. The battery packs made by Panasonic can be found on 18 different VAIO models. LaptopMag reports: The battery packs involved in the recall feature the model number VGP-BPS26 and part numbers 1-853-237-11 and 1-853-237-21. Users affected by the recall should stop using their devices and call Sony toll-free at 1-888-476-6988 or contact the company through online support.The affected models are as follows: SVE15132CXW, SVE1513KCXS, SVE15134CXP, SVE1513MCXB, SVE15134CXS, SVE1513MCXW, SVE15134CXW, SVE1513MPXS, SVE15135CXW, SVE1513RCXB, SVE151390X, SVE1513RCXS, SVE1513APXS, SVE1513RCXW, SVE1513BCXS, SVE1513TCXW, SVE1513JCXW, and SVE171390X.
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Sony Recalls Vaio Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard

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  • I noticed the vaio I ordered gets a little warm when gaming, but nothing to be concerned about so far.
    FWIW crysis seems to run just fine on the SVE17133@!!!#[NO CARRIER]
    • by antdude ( 79039 )

      Wow, you still use dial-up modems? :(

  • Didn't Sony stop making laptops a couple of years ago?

  • While fire is bad, when these batteries vent and you breathe it in, you are exposing yourself to extremely harmful toxins.
  • On May 4th, 2012 I filled out an online form for a Sony Vaio lithium-ion battery recall mandated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. When the battery wasn't delivered within 4 months, I was given an "Incident Reference # 120819-000860" and a "Category Level 1: Order Status - Undelivered Order". Over the years, I emailed & called Sony periodically, using this reference # and was always told some excuse, given a courteous apology, and nothing happened. In April of this year I contacted the CPSC
  • Is it just me or does Sony appear to be the target of a crazy amount of espionage?

    All part of the plan to destabilize Japan and force it to go multicultural I guess.

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