Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2006 17:45 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
Hardware, Embedded Systems Dell plans to announce a voluntary recall of 4.1 million lithium-ion batteries used within its laptops because the batteries could overheat, prompting a risk of fire. The batteries, manufactured by Sony, were found in 25 Dell laptops and eight Dell 'mobile workstation'-class notebook PCs. Dellbatteryprogram.com provides instructions on how to determine whether a notebook battery was affected by the recall, and if so, how to ship it back.
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Again?
by cromo on Wed 16th Aug 2006 01:57 UTC
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2006-06-17

Weird. They were replacing batteries back in december last year and now they are doing it again. I can't belive they didn't know/check at the time that more of the battery types can be affected... They just probably wanted then to save some money anyway and replace only those potentially _really_ dangerous. Now they are replacing (hopefully) the rest, since these are dangerous anyway. Though I checked mine, it's not to be replaced, again. Will see the next time...

Edited 2006-08-16 01:59

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