IBM and Lenovo recalled 526,000 Sony Corp. batteries for ThinkPad notebooks on Thursday, becoming the latest notebook vendors to act on fire-prone power sources. The companies advised owners of the batteries, which were sold worldwide with ThinkPads and as replacement units between February 2005 and September 2006, to return them to Lenovo for a free replacement. Apple., Dell and Toshiba have also recalled Sony notebook batteries this year. The batteries were sold worldwide with T Series (T43, T43p and T60), R Series (R51e, R52, R60 and R60e) and X Series (X60 and X60s) ThinkPads or as replacement batteries for those units. Sony announced plans for a worldwide program to replace battery packs that use certain Sony lithium-ion cells and is discussing the plan with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and will also work with governments in other countries.

IBM and Lenovo recalled 526,000 Sony Corp. batteries for ThinkPad notebooks on Thursday, becoming the latest notebook vendors to act on fire-prone power sources. The companies advised owners of the batteries, which were sold worldwide with ThinkPads and as replacement units between February 2005 and September 2006, to return them to Lenovo for a free replacement. Apple, Dell and Toshiba have also recalled Sony notebook batteries this year. The batteries were sold worldwide with T Series (T43, T43p and T60), R Series (R51e, R52, R60 and R60e) and X Series (X60 and X60s) ThinkPads or as replacement batteries for those units. Sony announced plans for a worldwide program to replace battery packs that use certain Sony lithium-ion cells and is discussing the plan with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and will also work with governments in other countries.