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Over 36 battery models are affected by the recall
Dell and the CSPC have issued a recall for 4.1M laptop batteries manufactured by Sony and sold between April, 2004 and August 2006

Dell, along with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a recall of 4.1 million laptop batteries manufactured for the company by Sony according to a Dell representative. The recall affects batteries manufactured by Sony in Dell’s Latitude, Precision, Inspiron and XPS laptop lines, manufactured between April 2004 and July 18th 2006. The exact models are as follows:

  • Latitude: D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810
  • Inspiron: 500M, 510M, 600M, 700M, 710M, 6000, 6400, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, 9400, E1505, E1705
  • Precision: M20, M60, M70, M90
  • XPS: XPS, XPS Gen2, XPS M170, XPS M1710

Dell is advising customers affected by the recall to eject the battery after powering down the notebook and to use the laptop on AC power until a replacement battery has arrived. The affected batteries may spontaneously combust, sometimes rather violently.

According to Dell the problem is related impurities in the anode and cathode of the battery. Over time the impurities can work their way to the outside of the anode and rupture an isolator.  The ruptured insulator then leaves an opportunity to create a short circuit that could result in a fire.

Customers who may have recalled batteries can go to DellBatteryProgram.com to determine if they need a new battery or call 1.866.342.0011 for assistance from Dell.  



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RE: Not all batteries are effected
By sweetpants1536 on 8/15/2006 10:04:47 AM , Rating: 2
It effects all systems from the D410 on up to the high end XPS systems


RE: Not all batteries are effected
By hstewarth on 8/15/2006 10:17:20 AM , Rating: 2
In any case please check the dell site, with you serial #. It can't be assume that all systems are effected.


RE: Not all batteries are effected
By sweetpants1536 on 8/15/2006 10:49:18 AM , Rating: 2
Latitude: D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810
Inspiron: 500M, 510M, 600M, 700M, 710M, 6000, 6400, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, 9400, E1505, E1705
Precision: M20, M60, M70, M90
XPS: XPS, XPS Gen2, XPS M170, XPS M1710


You will notice that all these systems are from D410 in the Latitude series on up, correct me if I'm wrong but that is ALL the systems from 410 up. However, perhaps you meant not all BATTERIES are subject to recall, in which case I'm sure that's true.


By sweetpants1536 on 8/15/2006 11:01:36 AM , Rating: 2
oops, already I put my foot in my mouth. It seems the Latitude D820 is not listed there.


By hstewarth on 8/15/2006 12:37:01 PM , Rating: 2
What I am saying, is that I have a Dell 9400 ( which is on the list ) and its batter is not effected. You must go to site and enter you serial # on the battery.

Basically what this means - even if you model is on the list - it doen't mean that you have a bad battery.

My battery is form Dell and for Dell 9400 and its doesn't need a recall. ( many others are also in the same condition ).


RE: Not all batteries are effected
By dice1111 on 8/15/2006 12:54:21 PM , Rating: 2
Damn, I made the list...


RE: Not all batteries are effected
By Acanthus on 8/15/2006 3:28:49 PM , Rating: 2
The battery in my E1505 is not part of the recall. It is a battery constructed in japan and is the stock 9 cell that came with the laptop.

The part number does not match any part number of the recall.


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