is now the third company to say it's recalling laptop batteries made by
, although this time the problem is related to a recharging issue rather than a possible fire hazard.
The Toshiba recall covers the batteries in more than 300,000 of its laptop computers, including around 100,000 that were sold in the U.S. The batteries were used in its Dynabook and Satellite models that were manufactured from March through May. The batteries have been known to either stop charging or lose power.
For Sony, the Toshiba recall isn't the first time that a computer seller has said the company's batteries are faulty. Already this year,
issued recall notices affecting roughly 4 million Sony-made batteries, and
said nearly 2 million batteries would have to be replaced in its machines.
In the cases of Dell and Apple, the batteries were recalled because of fears they would overheat and potentially catch on fire.
Shares of Sony were off 75 cents, or 1.8%, at $41.53.