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More Battery Bad News For Sony

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Posted August 24, 2006 - By Stephen Johnson

How's this for horrible news for Sony: A new battery recall. More Sony-made lithium-ion batteries are being taken back home. These potentially explosive batteries are housed in Apple laptops. Nearly 2 million Apple laptops.

Models affected include Apple’s iBook and PowerBook laptops, but not the newest portables.

It's believed that the overheating problems are not native to lithium-ion batteries but are a result of a manufacturing defect on Sony's part.

Apple has already recieved nine complaints of overheated battery packs and even a couple of folks being burned by the things.

Financial Times: Apple recall deepens Sony battery crisis

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