Dell said on Monday it will recall 4.1 million notebook computer batteries because they could overheat and catch fire, in the biggest recall in its 22-year history.
The world’s largest personal computer maker blamed the voluntary recall on lithium-ion batteries made by Sony Corp. (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) , which Dell said could in rare cases produce smoke and catch fire.
Reuters – Dell recalls notebook batteries
The recall covers all of Dell’s major product lines, and may essentially cover all notebook computer brands the company ever sold between April 2004 and July 2006, all of which may or may not include Sony batteries.
Latitude, Inspiron, Precision mobile workstations, and the premium gaming XPS models are included in the list; and among the latter group, the models XPS, XPS Gen2, XPS M170, and XPS M1710 are included. A complete edition of the list was published by the CPSC this morning.
THG – Dell recalls suspect notebook batteries made by Sony, including XPS M1710
Published in: Laptops on 2006-08-15