updated 10/27/2006 8:28:13 AM ET 2006-10-27T12:28:13

A Sony-made battery used in a Fujitsu laptop computer overheated and emitted sparks, Fujitsu said Friday, amid a massive global recall involving Sony batteries.

A Fujitsu worker was visiting a customer's home to retrieve the laptop as part of the company's recall of Sony batteries when it overheated and started giving off sparks, according to Fujitsu spokesman Toshiaki Koike.

No one was injured in the incident, which is under investigation, Koike said.

Fujitsu is recalling more than 280,000 lithium-ion laptop batteries made by Sony Corp. because they pose a risk of overheating and bursting into flames.

Sony officials have said the problems were caused by microscopic metal particles left inside the battery, which can cause them to short circuit.

Almost every major laptop maker in the world, including Dell Inc., Apple Computer Inc. and Lenovo, has announced recalls of Sony lithium-ion batteries.

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