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Apple, Dell Recall Millions of Laptop Batteries

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Due to a few recent cases of Sony-manufactured laptop batteries overheating, and in some cases even exploding, both Apple and Dell have issued free battery recalls. The affected batteries may pose a serious fire risk and potentially injure the user. The affected laptops are:


  • 12-inch iBook G4
  • 12-inch PowerBook G4
  • 15-inch PowerBook G4


  • Latitude
  • Precision
  • Inspiron
  • XPS

Consumers that are affected by the recall are being told to remove the battery immediately and to power the laptop via the AC adapter only.

To find out if your laptop is affected by the recall, visit the corresponding manufacturer's battery recall information website:

Apple Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4

Dell Battery Return Program