Well Sony shouldn't feel bad, they're not the only ones recalling batteries these days. Now mobile phone giant Nokia is reaclling roughly 46 million cell phone batteries.
The batteries affected are model number BL-5C and were manufactured between December 2005 and November of 2006. Quite a few Nokia phones use this battery ranging from the 1100 series up to the N91 and E60.
If you happen to have an ATI Radeon HD 2400 or 2600 card that isn't working quite right, AMD is aware of the problem, and some of the graphics card makers have already issued a recall.
An issue was recently discovered with AMD's official diagnostic and validation software that allowed the defective cards to slip through. The issue that was not detected was an error in the BIOS, which is an easy fix, for the manufacturer, not by home users. One of the larger (and anonymous) manufacturers has already recalled 20,000-30,000 units.
I never thought I would be writing about the “burst in flame” laptop battery entry again. Sadly, yet another battery incident has made a Toshiba laptop went up in flame. Toshiba is trying hard to notify its customers in regards of the battery recall.
There were two-reported previous incidents before the recent one in May 24th where an office desk was burned by the flame bursting laptop. Toshiba is also in talks with Sony about the reimbursement for those recalled batteries.
Sony isn’t doing to well in the battery business, they’ve already had millions of their notebook batteries recalled, and they’re not through yet.
Acer has just announced a voluntary recall of 27,000 lithium ion laptop batteries. The batteries run the risk of short-circuiting and bursting into flames. That’s usually bad for something that one tends to set on their lap.
Lucky Wii owners take note - Nintendo have issued a recall affecting all units worldwide... for the strap which tethers your wrist to the Wiimote controller. It seems (as if you haven't heard) that quite a few people have been accidentally flicking their Wiimotes off into the TV/wall/face of the cat, and so keen to avoid any more feline mangling or legal wrangling Nintendo are biting the bullet and swapping the safety straps.
Simply fill out the online form and they'll ship you a new one; you're then free to bin the old strap, as they don't want it back.
Fujitsu has just announced that it was recalling 287,000 Sony-made notebook batteries. That brings the total recalls so far due to flaming Sony batteries to a whopping 7.6 million units. The fiery party may get wilder, as Acer may likely join in. There are no announcements of such recalls yet from Acer, but they have been in talks with Sony regarding the battery issue much like Fujitsu did before they announced their recall. Fortunately, no Fujitsu notebooks have blown up yet.
Fujitsu wants 287,000 Sony batteries back [Via: Reg Hardware]
Over 23000 Segway has recalled in order to fix a software problem that caused the Segway to spontaneously go in reverse when user is trying to go forward. The fix can be easily applied at the dealership where you bought the Segway. So far it’s been reported that six people are injured because of the problem with their Segway. The models affected are the Segway PT i167, i170 and i180 (“i Series”) models, the p133 (“p Series”), XT (“cross-terrain transporter”), GT (“golf transporter”), i2 models, and all e167 (“e Series”) models. This is the 2nd recall for Segway, the first recall was in 2003 where 6000 units was effected.
Injury risk prompts recall of all Segways [via cnet]