Gateway Recalls Sony BatteriesBy Jeffrey Burt | Posted 10-23-2006
Add Gateway to the list of PC makers that are recalling batteries made by Sony.
The Irvine, Calif., company on Oct. 23 issued a voluntary recall of 35,000 lithium-ion batteries that have shipped with its notebooks since 2005.
Gateway joins a growing group of manufacturers that have recalled the batteries since Dell in August announced it was recalling 4.1 million batteries. The worry is that, under certain conditions, the batteries can malfunction and catch fire. Gateway said that no battery problems have been identified in any of its notebooks.
Since Dell's recall, a host of other PC makers, including Lenovo Group, Apple, Hitachi and Toshiba, have recalled more than 8 million batteries.
Indeed, Sony on Oct. 17 announced it was recalling 90,000 of its own batteries.
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