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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Apple recalls laptop batteries

Sony has just had a bad month. After the Dell fiasco where thousands of laptop batteries were recalled, the company is dealing with a similar experience with Apple who is recalling 1.8 million batteries.

Users of the iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 laptop models sold between October 2003 and August 2006 are being asked to return their laptop batteries as they may overheat and catch on fire.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission: "These lithium ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers." Apple spokesman, Steve Dowling, said, “We discovered that some Sony batteries in previous models of Power PC-based PowerBooks and iBooks do not meet Apple's standards for safety and performance. None of Apple's Intel-based laptops are affected."

Learn more in the full article (link above).

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