Rechargeable, lithium ion batteries containing Sony cells used in Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Gateway Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. notebook computers, are under recall.
About 340,000 batteries are involved in the expanded recall.
The lithium ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers, therefore you should stop using them immediately.
There have been 16 reports of notebook computer batteries overheating, causing minor property damage and two minor burns.
The following lithium ion batteries were sold with, or sold separately to be used with, the following notebook computer models:
LifeBook: P1510, P1510D, P7120, P7120D, S7020, S7020D, C1320D, Q2010,
CP229720-01, CP229725-01, CP234003-01, CP234019-01, CP255100-01,
CP255108-01, CP267910-01, CP267915-01, CP283030-01, CP293420-01
Gateway: CX200, CX210, E100M, M250, M255, M280, M285, M465, M685,
MP8708, NX260, NX510, NX560, NX860, NX100, MX1025, MX6918b, and MX1020j
916C4610F, 916C4720F, 916C4730F, 916C5010F, W230
Sony VAIO: VGN-FE550G, VGN-FE570G, VGN-T240P, VGN-T250, VGN-T250P,
VGN-T260P, VGN-T270P, VGN-T340P, VGN-T350, VGN-T350P, VGN-T360P,
Portege: M300, M400/M405, S100/S105
Tecra: A2, M3, M4, M5, M6, and S3
PA3191U-4BRS, PA3356U-2BRS, PA3475U-1BRS, PA3191U-5BRS, PA3356U-3BRS,
The battery model can be found on the battery’s label.
The computer batteries were sold by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Gateway Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. and through authorized distributors as part of a notebook computer. The computers sold for between $500 and $3000 and the batteries were also sold separately for between $75 and $200, during the following dates:
Customers should contact the manufacturer of their notebook computer to determine if their battery is covered by this program and to request a replacement battery. The contact information for the participating manufacturers is: