Dell recalls 4.1 million notebook batteries

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Austin (TX) - After several reports of self-combusting laptops, Dell is recalling millions of lithium-ion batteries. More than 4.1 million batteries for the Dell Latitude, Inspiron and Precision notebooks are being recalled. The batteries were made by Sony and were sold between April 2004 and July 18, 2006.

There have been several recent reports of Dell laptops bursting into fire. Just a few weeks ago, one of our forum readers posted up his story of a coworker's laptop bursting into flame. Another Dell laptop caught on fire during a conference in Osaka Japan back in June. No injuries have been reported in the blazes.

Dell will officially announce the recall tomorrow and customers will be able to sign up for replacement batteries.

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