Laptop battery recall
As you move into the final weeks of the semester, we want to send a brief reminder of the dangers of certain laptop batteries. A laptop battery recall has been in effect since 2006, but there is still a chance that you are using a recalled battery.
We recommend that you visit your laptop manufacturer’s website to confirm whether or not your battery is safe. You can find information about product specific recalls at the following manufacturer websites:
Apple laptop battery recall: https://support.apple.com/ibook_powerbook/batteryexchange/main?id=qp
Toshiba laptop battery recall : http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_dtlView.jsp?soid=1482876
Gateway laptop battery recall :http://www.gateway.com/battery/
Acer laptop battery recall : http://www.acerbatteryrecall.com/AcerWeb/
IBM laptop battery recall : http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=BATT-LENOVO
Dell laptop battery recall : http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com/
A limited number of batteries in use with various Apple and Dell Laptop models are being recalled.? Apple and Dell are taking a proactive approach and recalling and replacing all batteries from specific production runs.?
In cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies worldwide, Dell announced on 08/14/06 the voluntary recall of approximately 4.1 million Dell-branded lithium-ion inspiron 6000 batteries with cells manufactured by Sony.? Under rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could cause a risk of fire.
Dell is working diligently with us to identify and locate any potentially affected batteries within our install base.?
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.