Dell Recalls 4 Million Laptop Batteries

dell-logo.pngIf you own a Dell laptop, better check your battery’s type number against the list of defective battery packs. This recall is related to overheating and exploding issues–something that has caught the attention of laptop enthusiasts and owners lately.

Dell has identified a potential issue associated with certain batteries sold with Dell Latitudeâ„¢, Inspironâ„¢, XPSâ„¢ and Dell Precision Mobile Workstationâ„¢ notebook computers. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, Dell is voluntarily recalling certain Dell-branded batteries with cells manufactured by Sony and offering free replacements for these batteries. Under rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire.

Potentially affected batteries were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers or separately as secondary batteries:

  • 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 don’t want your laptop to explode, do you? The prospect of exploding batteries makes one rethink using these notebooks on one’s laps.

One problem, however, is that Dell does not have official support in the Philippines. Fortunately, the company has provided a hotline for assistance in some unsupported (or partially supported) countries.

Customers in Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nepal, Guam, Cambodia, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea can call +604-633-3916.

[via bLaptpos and ArsTechnica]
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