Fujitsu and Hitachi caught in the Sony battery fiasco

Explosion of a VERY large Sony batteryThis time, this is Hitachi who announces a global recall of its Sony-manufactured batteries. Only 16,000 this time, after Fujitsu (287,000 units this week), Dell (more than 4 millions in August) or Apple.

  

Acer (one of the world’s largest laptop PC manufacturer who let a number of others re-brand their machines) is allegedly talking with Sony already.

The plot is thickening with more and more of these recalls, leading to easy to forecast financial costs for Sony.