One and a half months ago Dell announced a massive battery recall to deal with some complaints of batteries that were exploding. Recently Dell added 100,000 more computers to the list of machines that were being recalled but other companies are also stepping up now.
Sony, who was the manufacturer of the Dell batteries that are recalled, has also manufactured batteries for several other companies. Toshiba announced the recall a few weeks ago and IBM/Lenovo decided they would do the same. Their recalls are no where near the magnitude of Dell’s (4.2 million batteries) but it still affects 100,000′s machines.
I haven’t heard anything about Hewlett-Packard at this point but they also use Sony batteries. I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before they choose to avoid the risk of not recalling the batteries.
News Source: MarketWatch