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Apple joins Dell in Sony battery recall

Dell had to perform the walk of shame for the past weekafter the announcement that it was recalling 4.1 million batteries due to a possible fire risk. At least Dell can now take comfort in knowing that some of the heat that it is receiving will be tranof the heat will no longer be on it -- Apple is now joining in with a recall of 1.8 million notebook batteries.

As is the case with the Dell batteries recalled, Apple’s notebook batteries were also manufactured by Sony. The recall doesn't affect the newer Intel-based notebooks, but does include the 12" iBook G4, 12" PowerBook G4 and 15" PowerBook G4. Apple cites nine reports of batteries overheating and has noted that it has received two reports of minor burns and reports of property damage due to the faulty batteries.

Apple is requesting that customers dial (800) 275-2273 or visit http://depot.info.apple.com/batteryexchange/index.html" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow to request a replacement battery. Listed below are the notebooks affected by the recall:

Computer model name

Battery model number

Battery serial numbers

12-inch iBook G4

A1061

ZZ338 through ZZ427
3K429 through 3K611
6C510 through 6C626

12-inch PowerBook G4

A1079

ZZ411 through ZZ427
3K428 through 3K611

15-inch PowerBook G4

A1078 and A1148

3K425 through 3K601
6N530 through 6N551
6N601





“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith
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