Three of the biggest laptop computer makers are recalling certain batteries because of a risk they may overheat and catch fire.

HP, Dell, Toshiba recall Sony laptop batteries again

Sony Corp. made the batteries. The recall mirrors, yet appears a lot smaller, than a similar one that occurred two years ago.

This time, around 100,000 batteries are affected, a fraction of the 9.6 million recalled in 2006. Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Toshiba Corp. have already issued recalls for the batteries that were used in their products, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said “consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.”

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