Thursday, October 19, 2006
Sony Battery Alarm
The guys at Engadget are reporting that Sony announced late Thursday (today) that it would be recalling a total of 9.6 million batteries worldwide, including 90,000 of its own Vaio batteries. The battery recall has cost the company so far a total of ¥51 billion ($429 million) from July to September. I think it will cost Sony even more. How is Sony going to cope with nearly 10 million batteries coming back - presumably for destruction rather than modification? These things have to go into special chemical waste trucks in the Netherlands. Wonder which company is being hired to handle this disaster and whether they'll tell us what they're planning to put into the enviroment?