Massive Dell Laptop Battery recall



This is worth reading if you’ve got a Dell laptop. There have been numerous stories in recent months of Dell laptops exploding into flames and it looks as though now over 4 million batteries from their inspiron, Latitude and Precision laptops are being recalled. The manufacture dates range from April 2004 to July 18, 2006. There is a Dell site for this issue www.dellbatteryprogram.com. Realistically, the new lithium ion batteries are trying to pack a large power density into a small space and if something goes wrong, it can go BAD wrong….


In this case, they’re blaming impurities in the materials of the anode and cathode. They say over time the impurities (which they say are tiny pieces of metal….) can shift and move towards the edge of the anode/cathode and could rupture the insulation between the two which shorts the battery (and “that would be bad”.)

Anyway – take a look if you’ve got a Dell laptop. They’ve only had 6 incidents reported, but it is a SERIOUS problem that takes the fun out of the thought of a “laptop”.

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  1. Dell recalling 35,000 notebook batteries-- Avery J. Parker - Web site hosting and computer service Says:


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  2. Apple next with 1.8 million laptop battery recall-- Avery J. Parker - Web site hosting and computer service Says:


    [...] A bit over a week ago Dell had a massive recall announced for potentially hazardous battery issues. (Flaming laptops.) Now, it’s Apple’s turn. It seems as though Sony is the common supplier for both issues. The BBC has an overview here. Here’s a link at Apple’s site giving more information on getting a replacement and identifying if your battery is affected. Spread the word.These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]


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