Dell recalling 35,000 notebook batteries



Ouch, Dell is recalling 35,000 notebook batteries that were shipped between October 5rd and 13th of this year. They were made in China or Japan and “pose a risk of fire.” There is a web-site setup by Dell on the issue… here.

They also suggest

“Batteries subject to recall should not be used while awaiting a replacement battery pack from Dell, it says.”


So, take those batteries out of the laptop and treat it as a power-cable only device.

That makes the concept of a laptop a bit more dangerous….

Anyway when you think about the power density in modern laptop batteries it is a relatively scary amount of power stored in a small object.

–UPDATE 8/14/06–

You might be looking for a MORE RECENT recall of over 4 million Dell laptop batteries.

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