Sony – Recalls VAIO Laptop Battery Packs Because of Fire Hazard

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Sony Corporation of America is recalling around one thousand seven hundred laptop battery packs because of a potential burn and fire hazard. Earlier this year in March of two thousand sixteen, Sony made an announcement that some battery packs manufactured by Panasonic had an overheating defect. This VGP-BPS26 Panasonic battery is now being officially recalled.

Sony is providing a free replacement. This battery pack was disseminated in Sony Vaio E series laptops. Also, they were disseminated via a repair process.

These computers were sold back in February of two thousand sixteen. If you have this albatross of a battery, Sony recommends removing it from your laptop and powering via an AC adapter only. Model numbers sold with an affected battery pack:

SVE15132CXW
SVE15134CXP
SVE15134CXS
SVE15134CXW
SVE15135CXW
SVE151390X
SVE1513APXS
SVE1513BCXS
SVE1513JCXW
SVE1513KCXS
SVE1513MCXB
SVE1513MCXW
SVE1513MPXS
SVE1513RCXB
SVE1513RCXS
SVE1513RCXW
SVE1513TCXW
SVE171390X

Model series equipped with battery pack during repair:

SVE1413
SVE14A1
SVE14A2
SVE14A3
SVE1511
SVE1512
SVE1513
SVE1712
SVE1713
VPCCA1
VPCCA2
VPCCA3
VPCCB1
VPCCB2
VPCCB3
VPCCB4
VPCEH1
VPCEH2
VPCEH3
VPCEJ1
VPCEJ2

You can check to see if you have one of these VGP-BPS26 battery packs via this Sony support important notification page. You will need to know exact part number and serial number from your laptop battery. Also, you can call the Sony customer service center at 888-476-6988 instead.

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