October 30, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Lithium-Ion Batteries used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell Notebook Computers
Units: About 35,000 batteries (an additional 65,000 batteries were sold worldwide)
Battery Cell Manufacturer: Sony Energy Devices Corporation, of Japan
Hazard: These lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 19 reports of the batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire (10 resulting in minor property damage). Two consumers experienced minor burns.
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