In the ongoing saga of the volatile Sony batteries Toshiba announced on September 19th they would recall 340,000 batteries. The batteries are for Toshiba’s line of notebook computers. Recalled batteries will be exchanged as part of a replacement program initiative begun by the computer manufacturer.
Seeking to distance themselves from the recent battery-related recalls like those initiated by Dell and Apple a spokesperson for Toshiba stated that the initiative was not a recall but a voluntary exchange. According to this spokesperson, Toshiba discovered the batteries may fail to charge or discharge properly in certain toshiba notebooks. This does create a separation from the recalls initiated by Dell and Apple. In both cases the Sony-manufactured batteries were recalled due to concerns that the batteries may overheat.
For information about the exchange including specific model numbers go to the Toshiba website: http://bxinfo.toshiba.com.