Form 6-K

                             WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                         For the month of August 2006
                        Commission File Number: 001-06439

                                SONY CORPORATION
                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)


                    (Address of principal executive offices)

          The registrant files annual reports under cover of Form 20-F.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant  files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F,

                  Form 20-F  X                   Form 40-F __

Indicate by check mark whether the  registrant  by  furnishing  the  information
contained  in this  Form is  also  thereby  furnishing  the  information  to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
Yes No X

If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in
connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):82-______


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                                            SONY CORPORATION

                                         By:  /s/  Nobuyuki Oneda
                                         Nobuyuki Oneda
                                         Executive Vice President and
                                         Chief Financial Officer

Date: August 25, 2006

List of materials

Documents attached hereto:

i) Statement re Battery Packs


Sony Corporation

Statement Regarding Sony's Support of Apple's Recall of Lithium Ion Battery
Packs Used in Apple Notebook Computers

Today, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Apple
Computer announced a voluntary recall of lithium ion battery packs used in
certain Apple notebook computers. The recalled packs contain battery cells
originally manufactured by Sony.

Sony is committed to the safety of consumers and supports this recall by our
customer Apple.

At this time, Sony anticipates no further recalls of battery packs using these
particular battery cells.

The recall arises because, on rare occasions, microscopic metal particles in the
recalled battery cells may come into contact with other parts of the battery
cell, leading to a short circuit within the cell. Typically, a battery pack will
simply power off when a cell short circuit occurs. However, under certain rare
conditions, an internal short circuit may lead to cell overheating and
potentially flames. The potential for this to occur can be affected by
variations in the system configurations found in different notebook computers.

Sony has introduced a number of additional safeguards into its battery
manufacturing process to address this condition and to provide a greater level
of safety and security. We believe the issue has been addressed to the
satisfaction of our customers.

Sony currently estimates that the overall cost to Sony in supporting the recall
programs of Apple and Dell will amount to between 20 billion yen and 30 billion
yen. This overall cost is an estimate based on the costs of replacement battery
packs and any other related costs to be incurred by Sony.