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It was kinda inevitable that Sony would end up recalling its own Vaio batteries, which is precisely what's just happened in Japan, but it's a bit more of a surprise to hear that the company is going to fess up to the dirty great hole the Batterygate fiasco is sure to blow in its bottom line.

As boring as the story is becoming, the numbers are looking pretty bleak for Sony – 90,000 Vaio batteries plus over 8 million from Dell, Apple et al equals a US$250 million kick in the swingers. Concerned citizens may want to let Sony know precisely how much they care by taking the poll below.

Sony recalls own batteries now [Digital World Tokyo]

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