Sony battery recall party gets a little bigger

Fujitsu joined the growing number of notebook vendors recalling batteries late last week, and the company has now disclosed the extent of its recall. Fujitsu says it will replace 287,000 Sony batteries, bringing the known worldwide total of recalled Sony batteries to 7.64 million—4.2 million for Dell, 1.8 million for Apple, 830,000 for Toshiba, and 526,000 for Lenovo.

Affected Fujitsu notebooks include Lifebook P1510, P1510D, P7120, P7120D, S7020, S7020D, S7025, S7025D, C1320, and C1320D models, as well as some other notebooks only found on the Japanese market. However, Fujitsu points out that its recall was not prompted by any user complaints, but rather by Sony’s global replacement program. Fujitsu’s notebook customer service help desk can be reached via this page.

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    • Retiky
    • 13 years ago

    “…A x B = C, if C is less than the cost of a recall, we don’t do one.”

    • Stranger
    • 13 years ago

    I wonder if insurance covers something like this. The costs associated with this have to be astronomical. Thats like 50-100 million $ in new batteries…..

    • lethal
    • 13 years ago

    WTH? almost 8 million units? isn’t there a quality assurance phase somewhere in the production pipe?. Recalling 8 million batteries surely costs them a lot more than redesigning and shipping at a later date.

      • Gandhi
      • 13 years ago

      With so many batteries being recalled, I dont think this is a QA problem. More like a fundamental design issue.

      • Stranger
      • 13 years ago

      The problem was that malfunctions were 1 in a lot probably a million. It’s hard for QA to catch something like that.

        • wierdo
        • 13 years ago

        1 in a million? Doublful it’s that low, that would mean 8 million recalled because of 8… I think the figure is no doubt much higher, and probably much higher still if they didn’t recall these asap.

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