Toshiba updated their support bulletin yesterday, in regards to their battery recall. You can view it at www.csd.toshiba.com.
On September 28, 2006 Sony Corporation announced a global replacement program for certain battery packs that are used in portable computers. After the announcement by Sony Corporation, Toshiba began participation in Sonyâ€™s global battery pack replacement program and is offering Toshiba customers free replacement of certain battery packs identified by Sony.
Recently, certain instances occurred where Sony battery packs installed in Toshiba portable computers caught fire. Based on our investigation with Sony, we concluded that the situation was caused by the Sony Battery Pack. The original Sony Battery Pack had not been replaced as recommended by Sony and Toshiba. We put importance on the fact that the incidents that occurred involved unreplaced Sony Battery Packs, despite our ongoing replacement program. We will continue to make every effort to accelerate the replacement of the subject Sony Battery Packs in our computers.
Working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sony announced the details of a voluntary recall program in the United States, which can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07011.html . Sony invited Toshiba to participate in this program as now overseen by the CPSC, and Toshiba decided to voluntarily participate and cooperate with the CPSC in the United States in the interest of customer satisfaction.
Toshiba strongly recommends that customers participate in the Sony Battery Pack replacement program as soon as possible.
The laptops mentioned (including some ultraportables):