Dell Recalls Four Million Laptop Batteries
This is for all you Dell laptop owners out there. Dell has just announced that they are issuing a worldwide recall for the batteries of most of their laptop that were manufactured between April 2004 and July 18, 2006. If you have such a laptop, get your replacement battery now!
Dell has identified a potential issue associated with certain batteries sold with Dell Latitude™, Inspiron™, XPS™ and Dell Precision Mobile Workstation™ notebook computers. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, Dell is voluntarily recalling certain Dell-branded batteries with cells manufactured by Sony and offering free replacements for these batteries. Under rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire.
I'm sure this recall has something to do with the bad press Dell received when one Dell laptop literally exploded at a nameless Japanese conference 2 months ago.
Potentially affected models include:
- Latitude: D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810
- Inspiron: 500M, 510M, 600M, 700M, 710M, 6000, 6400, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, 9400, E1505, E1705
- Precision: M20, M60, M70, M90
- XPS: XPS, XPS Gen2, XPS M170, XPS M1710
Edit: Apparently, all the defective batteries were made by a company that we all learned to love recently: Sony. Is anyone surprised by this? I know I'm not!