IBM Recalls ThinkPad Batteries

Add Big Blue to the Sony battery recall list, which includes Apple and Dell.
Author:
Publish date:

IBM

(IBM) - Get Report

and

Lenovo

are recalling more than 500,000 potentially hazardous

Sony

(SNE) - Get Report

notebook batteries, the fourth such recall in recent months.

Lenovo, which purchased IBM's personal computer business, cited a potential risk after one confirmed report of a Sony battery overheating and causing a fire that damaged the notebook computer while its owner was boarding a plane at Los Angeles International Airport.

In August,

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

asked customers to return 4.1 million faulty laptop batteries, and

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

recalled 1.8 million batteries worldwide, warning that they could catch fire.

Last week,

Toshiba

said it was

recalling 340,000 laptop batteries.

Shares of Sony were recently off 33 cents to $41.18; IBM shares were off a penny to $82.08.