Just in case you were wondering who was on the hook for most of the costs associated with Apple and Dell’s recalls of Sony-manufactured batteries, it was Sony:
The company reported today that it earned a net profit of 1.7
billion yen ($14.4 million) in the three months ended Sept. 30,
the second quarter of its fiscal year. That was a 94 percent
decline from the comparable period a year earlier, despite sales
that were 8.3 percent higher at 1.9 trillion yen ($16 billion).
The company took a charge of 51 billion yen ($430 million) for the
quarter, mostly related to the battery problem — an amount far
higher than analysts initially expected.