Panasonic Lithium Ion Battery Packs in VAIO E Series Personal Computers
This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs with battery model number VGP-BPS26 sold with certain VAIO E Series personal computers or installed in some VAIO computers as replacement parts during repair.
|Model numbers of the custom ordered VAIO personal computers that may have come with an affected battery pack at time of purchase:|
|Model series (or model number) beginning with the following letters and numbers that may have been equipped with an affected battery pack during repair:|
The model is listed on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop.
Consumers should go to Sony’s website and input the part number and serial number of the battery pack to verify whether their personal computers are affected by this recall.
The battery packs can overheat, posing a potential burn or fire hazard.
As of January 26, 2017 the company has no reports of the battery packs overheating in Canada and no reports of injuries.