Sony Recalls VAIO Laptop Computer Battery Packs Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
Name of Product:
Battery packs used in laptop computers
The lithium-ion battery packs used in laptop computers can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
June 15, 2016
About 1,700 (in addition, 21 were sold in Canada)
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery packs, power off the laptop, remove the battery and follow instructions to obtain a free replacement. Until a replacement battery pack is received, consumers can use the laptop by plugging in the AC power only.
Best Buy, Sony retail stores, other consumer electronic stores nationwide and online at www.store.sony.com and other websites from February 2013 through October 2013 for between $550 and $1,000 as part of Sony VAIO laptops and for about $170 for battery packs sold separately
SANYO ENERGY (Suzhou) CO, Ltd. of China, Panasonic subsidiary
Sony Electronics, Inc., of San Diego, Calif.
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