The Associated Press reports that computer makers are recalling 100,000 laptop battery packs made by Sony Corp. after 40 reports of overheating, according to an Oct. 30 notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The voluntary recall applies to certain Sony 2.15Ah lithium-ion cell batteries made in Japan and sold around the world in laptops made by Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc., and Toshiba Corp. Some incidents involved smoke or flames, according to Sony. Twenty-one of the reports claimed minor property damage, and small burns were reported in four cases. Sony blamed two factors for the defects: adjustments on its...

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