Monday, December 19, 2005

Dell Recalls 35,000 Laptop Batteries

Dell and the Consumer Products Safety Commission have announced a recall of about 35,000 notebook batteries that could potentially pose a fire risk.No injuries have been reported from the faulty batteries. Dell has received three reports of damage to table tops and desks as a result of the problem.

The recall affects certain Dell notebooks sold between October 5, 2004, and October 13, 2005. Customers who purchased the following models are advised to visit a Dell Web site with information about the affected models.

Users who may need a new battery are those using Dell Latitude models D410, D505, D510, D600, D610, D800, and D810; Inspiron models 510M, 600M, 6000, 8600, 9200, and 9300; the XPS Generation 2 notebook; and Precision M20 and M70 mobile workstations. The batteries were also sold separately and provided as part of service replacements, Dell said.

Customers can also call 1-866-342-0011 toll free to determine whether their notebooks have the affected batteries. Users should have the identification number stamped on the back of the battery written down before they call or visit Dell's site.

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