Sony issues battery recall- again

Sony seems to have a hard time with notebook batteries and have issued a recall of over 100,000 notebook batteries once again.  The batteries are prone to overheat and start smoking and catch fire, although only 19 reports of such incidents have taken place in the US.  The US Consumer Product Safety Commission instructs those affected to take the battery out of the laptop immediately and seek replacement.

Here’s a list of affected notebook models:

Hewlett-Packard About 32,000 HP Pavilion: dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000
Compaq Presario: v2000 and v2400
HP Compaq: nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230,
nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600
Recalled batteries will have a bar code
label starting with A0, L0, L1 or GC
Toshiba About 3,000 Satellite: A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, M50/M55
Tecra: A3, A5, S2
n/a
Dell About 150 Latitude: 110L
Inspiron: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160
OU091
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