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Batteries used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell Notebook Computers Recalled

Reports of Overheating, Burns and Property Damage

About 35,000 batteries (an additional 65,000 batteries were sold worldwide), are being recalled because the batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

To date, there have been 19 reports of the batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire, 10 resulting in minor property damage. Two consumers experienced minor burns.

The batteries are manufactured by Sony Energy Devices Corporation, of Japan, and are used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell Notebook Computers.

The batteries were sold separately or with:

HP Pavilion: dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000; Compaq Presario: v2000 and v2400; HP Compaq: nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230, nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600

Toshiba Satellite: A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, M50/M55; Tecra: A3, A5, S2

Dell Latitude: 110L; Inspiron: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160

Computers with the recalled batteries were sold directly by Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell, through computer and electronics stores nationwide, and through various Web retailers for between $700 and $3000. The batteries were also sold separately for between $100 and $160.

Hewlett-Packard – sold from December 2004 through June 2006

Toshiba – sold from April 2005 to October 2005

Dell – shipped between November 2004 and November

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Published on Oct-31-08


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