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Toshiba Issues Laptop Battery Recall


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:57 AM

Toshiba has become the latest company to recall faulty laptop batteries. Some 340,000 products are affected by the recall.

The batteries in question are made by Sony...there is no risk of the faulty batteries causing a fire, says Toshiba...The problem with the batteries is that in 'rare' instances, they could suddenly lose all their power...

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 11:26 AM

Thanks quietman7! I've got a Toshiba, so I went a-lookin' and found this:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su...sp?soid=1482876

It says that the recall pertains to Toshiba laptops manufactured between March and May of 2006 and affects only these models:

Satellite A100/A105
Satellite M50/M55
Satellite M100/M105
Tecra A6
Tecra A7

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 11:54 AM

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:59 PM

I bought a replacement battery for my Toshiba laptop about a month ago from Laptopsforless.com and it works great. Is there any reason to think that a replacement laptop battery would be any worse than the manufacturers? Are there any fire risks?

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 01:51 PM

AP - SEP. 29 1:44 P.M. ET The Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. said Friday that it is recalling 830,000 batteries made by Sony for its laptop computers while personal computer maker Dell Inc. expanded its recall of Sony battery packs by 100,000. The batteries can short-circuit and have been blamed for causing some computers to catch fire.


Complete article at Business Week Online

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