Sunday, April 20, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Ex-Apple CEO To Sell Mobiles In India
HTC Hired Ex-Samsung Marketing Officer
Xbox One Wolrdwide Sales Cross 5 million
Samsung Works With GLOBALFOUNDRIES On 14 nm FinFET Offering
Facebook To Find Nearby Friends
Console Sales Lift AMD's First Quarter Results
LG Expands 'Second Screen' TV Ecosystem With Open-Source SDK
Amazon Announces Kindle Service For Samsung Devices
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > Sony ba...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Sony battery trouble spreads to Toshiba laptop computers


Toshiba will recall 340,000 laptop computers worldwide due to problems with batteries made by rival Sony, which is already reeling over defective products.

Toshiba will replace the batteries installed in eight models of its "dynabook" and "dynabook Satellite" series produced between March and May this year.

The Japanese company has shipped 340,000 of the computers mainly in Asia, Europe and North America, with 45,000 sold in Japan.

The batteries made by Sony might not be able to be recharged or produce power "but there is no fear of catching fire or emitting smoke," Toshiba spokesman Keisuke Omori said.

Omori declined to comment on the recall costs or which side will have to pay but added that there will be no impact on Toshiba's earnings.

Toshiba will replace the batteries free of charge.

Sony said it was unaware of the trouble reported by Toshiba with the batteries' insulation, which was supplied by an outside manufacturer that changed the type of material without informing Sony.

"We will soon begin discussions with companies concerned over the issue, including recall costs," said a Sony spokesman.

"Although this case is still under investigation, chances that a similar defect to the one with Toshiba will occur at other companies are extremely slim," the spokesman said.

The Toshiba recall is especially embarrassing for Sony which only last month announced it would have to take a hit of up to 257 million dollars for recalls of millions of its batteries by US computer makers Apple Computer and Dell.

The US companies had voiced fears that the batteries could catch fire, with Apple recalling more than one million Sony batteries and Dell 4.1 million.

Toshiba, however, said the cause of its battery troubles differed from that of Dell or Apple.


Previous
Next
Microsoft files 20 software lawsuits        All News        EU's Kroes Denies Vendetta Against Microsoft
Microsoft files 20 software lawsuits     General Computing News      EU's Kroes Denies Vendetta Against Microsoft

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Toshiba Debuts World's Fastest microSD Memory Cards
Sony Offers New BRAVIA 4K TV Line-Up, Media Player and Content Options
Toshiba 4K Ultra HD Laptop Retails For $1500
Toshiba to Launch 40-inch 4K TV
Sony Warns of Battery Issue in Vaio Laptops
Sony Releases New 2TB Hard Disk
Sony's New α7S Full-Frame Camera Outputs 4K Video
Sony To Cover 2014 FIFA World Cup In 4K
Sony Introduces 9.1ch digital Surround Wireless Headphones
New Sound Bars, TV Sound System And Full-HD 3D Projector by Sony
Toshiba Introduces Its own Application Processor For Wearables
Sony's High-Resolution Audio Line-up Coming To Europe

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .