I don’t know how accurate this video is in showing a laptop catching fire, but it is very interesting to watch. And I had previously covered the problem with laptop batteries and the subsequent recall being made by some of the OEM manufactures who used batteries supplied by Sony. If your laptop is one of the suspect units, I would highly recommend you contact the manufacture immediately to get a battery replacement. Even if the chance of a laptop catching fire is minimal, why take the chance? Just do it!
PC PitStop states:

“We intentionally created conditions in which the Li-ON battery pack would explode inside a generic portable. The results are dramatic. There are numerous conditions where these fires can occur in real life. Faulty battery packs (driving the recalls), faulty protection circuits inside the PC, exposure to excessive heat, and blunt force are some of the major ways that this could happen to you.”

See the entire video here.

[tags]laptop, fire, video, recall, sony, batteries, [/tags]