Battery recall to cost Sony at least $170 million

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30 August 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): Sony estimates that the overall cost to the company in supporting the lithium-ion laptop battery recall programmes of Dell and Apple will amount to between ¥20 billion ($170 million) and ¥30 billion.

 

The costs will reduce the company’s operating profit by between 16 and 24 percent for the financial year.