Sony Expands Recall of VAIO Laptop Computer Battery Packs

th62M8OD8MPanasonic battery packs used in Sony Electronics laptop computers have an expanded recall due to the lithium-ion battery packs which can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

This expanded recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 18 models of Sony’s VAIO Series laptop computers.  Sony has expanded the number of affected battery packs under this recall.  The Panasonic battery packs were manufactured with the laptop and battery packs were sold separately or installed by Sony as part of a repair.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery packs, power off the laptop, remove the battery and follow instructions to obtain a free replacement. Until a replacement battery pack is received, consumers should use the laptop by plugging in AC power only.

Battery packs previously identified as not affected by the June 15, 2016 recall are included in this expanded announcement.

Reference: CPSC

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