Recalls

  • Safety Commission recalls 35,000 Sony batteries

    Just a heads up that there are a handful of potentially dangerous laptop batteries floating around out there. These ones are made by Sony but are found in certain models of HP, Toshiba, and Dell notebooks. The HP notebooks are the most at risk with about 32,000 affected batteries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “There have been 19 reports of the batteries… Read More

  • Sony recalls TZ-series laptops due to fire hazard

    Bad news out of Sony today, as the company has issued a recall of many of its TZ-series notebook computers (see the full release here). “Irregularly positioned wires near the computer’s hinge and/or a dislodged screw inside the hinge can cause a short circuit and overheating.This poses a burn hazard to consumers… …Sony has received 15 reports of overheating, including… Read More

  • Toshiba Portable DVD Player AC Adapters Recalled

    Toshiba has recalled about 142,000 AC adapters sold with its SD-P1600 portable DVD player due to a potential defect wherein the adapter causes the DVD player to overheat, resulting in a burn hazard. The DVD players were sold in retail stores between January 2005 and April 2006 for between $200 and $230. If you have one of these players, you should stop using it and call Toshiba at (877)… Read More

  • Disaster On the Homefront: Macbook Pro Battery Explosion


    So sitting in the offices today at Next New Networks, we were alerted to a tragedy of epic proportion. As he was charging his battery earlier company founder and creative director, Fred Seibert experienced the unthinkable! The battery for his 17-inch Macbook Pro suffered a rupture due, I think, to previously addressed battery defects. No but seriously, if you haven’t sent in your… Read More

  • Sony Apologizes for Battery Disaster

    I wonder why news always seems to come in droves from a particular source. Sony apologized today for inconveniences caused by its massive battery recall. Yutaka Nakagawa of Sony stated about the recalls at a press conference, “We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the worries.” The Associated Press writes: The executives were seated while they bowed and did not… Read More

  • Segway Glitch Causes Recalls

    Segway has announced that it is recalling about 23,500 of its Personal Transporters due to a software glitch that has caused injuries. The software related error causes the wheels to start spinning in the opposite direction, which I can imagine would be a shocker to one using the device. This recall involves all Segway PT i167, i170 and i180 (“i Series”) models, the p133… Read More