For weeks Sony who claim that they are a "responsible" Company have tried to hide the fact that their very own Vaio notebooks could well burst into flames because of faulty batteries. Now they have come clean and admitted that more than 90,000 notebooks could well explode into flames.
Sony has urged a dozen computer notebook makers to recall more of its batteries that could overheat. With two new recalls late last week - and Dell adding 100,000 more laptops to its recall list, making it 4.2 million - the number of lithium-ion batteries to be replaced now stands at about 7 million.
Toshiba has become the third major manufacturer after Dell and Apple to issue a worldwide recall of 340,000 notebook batteries made by Sony citing recharging problems. The recall is the latest in a series of embarrassing manufacturing slips for Sony. But surprisingly Sony has not announced a recall for the batteries in its own notebooks.