Sony Australia Limited—VAIO Laptop Battery Packs (UPDATED)

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Product description

SONY Laptop Battery Packs VGP-BPS26
SN Position 3 Battery w circle
Identifying features
SVE15137CGP SVE15138CGS SVE15138CGW or as a replacement during repair

Other identifying numbers

SVE15137CGPSVE15138CGSSVE15138CGW or as a replacement during repair

Reasons the product is recalled

Some battery packs, manufactured by Panasonic for Sony, which are supplied with these products are in a batch that has the possibility to overheat due to a manufacturing issue.

The hazards to consumers

If the battery overheats, this poses a potential fire and burn hazard to consumers.

What consumers should do

Check the battery Serial Number at the Sony Australia website ( to determine if it is in the batch in question. If so, cease using the battery and only use the PC on AC power via its supplied adaptor. Contact Sony to arrange a replacement battery.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously checked your battery pack serial number in response to the initial announcement of March, you are still required to RE-CHECK if your battery pack is affected by this current issue.

Traders who sold this product

Sony Authorised VAIO retailers including Sony Web site, Sony Centres, Harvey Norman, JB HiFi

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Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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