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Gateway recalls batteries from 4-year-old notebooks

Just when we thought that the fear or exploding lithium-ion batteries had subsided, Gateway throws some more fuel on the fire. The company announced today that it is recalling roughly 14,000 lithium-ion battery packs that were included in Gateway 400VTX and 450ROG Series notebooks sold between May 2003 and August 2003.

Gateway indicates that there have been four reported cases of overheating with the batteries in question. No injuries have been reported due to the battery failures.

The affected batteries can be identified by the following part numbers: 6500760 or 6500761.

Gateway urges customers of the affected batteries to visit http://www.gateway.com/battery" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow or contact them directly at (800) 292-6813 between 7AM and 10PM to arrange for a replacement battery pack.



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Batteries
By mdogs444 on 6/19/2007 6:05:20 PM , Rating: 2
These are more sony batteries are they?




RE: Batteries
By Chozo on 6/19/2007 6:41:43 PM , Rating: 2
These are not Sony batteries. I believe that the manufacturer of the affected batteries is Toshiba.


RE: Batteries
By Chozo on 6/19/2007 6:48:40 PM , Rating: 5
Edit:

Samsung is the manufacturer, not Toshiba.


Missing Information - Maunfacturer?
By Smoza on 6/20/2007 12:01:56 AM , Rating: 2
Why is it that when Sony-manufactured batteries are being recalled it is clearly stated in the article, but when it's someone else the information is left out of the article?




By euclidean on 6/20/2007 12:41:17 PM , Rating: 2
Obviously because everyone hates sony?....


Just out of curiousity...
By frobizzle on 6/19/2007 6:06:45 PM , Rating: 2
One piece of information seems strangely missing in the article. Who manufactured these batteries?




RE: Just out of curiousity...
By Schadenfroh on 6/19/07, Rating: -1
RE: Just out of curiousity...
By chick0n on 6/19/07, Rating: -1
RE: Just out of curiousity...
By Trippytiger on 6/20/2007 12:10:09 AM , Rating: 1
Woosh!


RE: Just out of curiousity...
By animedude on 6/20/2007 1:01:04 AM , Rating: 2
Not very obvious.


Again?
By Ihmemies on 6/19/07, Rating: 0
RE: Again?
By themadmilkman on 6/19/2007 9:35:23 PM , Rating: 2
Do you think that companies WANT to recall batteries? It's an enormous expense to them.


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