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:
Model series equipped with battery pack during repair:
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.