Toshiba Recalls More Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risks

Law360, New York (August 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Toshiba America Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries over concerns that they could overheat and pose a fire hazard, the latest in a horde of recalls involving laptop computer batteries made by Sony Corp.

Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of the approximately 1,400 batteries on Wednesday.

Consumers should immediately stop using the batteries, according to the recall notice published by the CPSC, and contact Toshiba for a free replacement. The electronics giant said it...
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