Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Dell Battery Return Program

Dell is recalling certain Dell-branded batteries after reports of Dell notebooks bursting into flames. From Dell Battery Return Program:
Dell has identified a potential issue associated with certain batteries sold with Dell Latitude™, Inspiron™, XPS™ and Dell Precision Mobile Workstation™ 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

In addition, these batteries may have also been provided in response to service calls. The batteries were shipped to customers between April 1, 2004 and July 18, 2006. The words "DELL" and "Made in Japan" or "Made in China" or "Battery cell made in Japan, Assembled in China" are printed on the back of the batteries.
Affected Dell users in Singapore can call 1-800-394-7439.

(Thanks GeekGod)


Anonymous said...

Dell is in a lot of trouble. Consumer confidence in their products will be super low now.

Anonymous said...

Dell suxz!

Anonymous said...

I was watching the news yesterday and they say that a man's truck blew up because of his Dell notebook.

These Dells are hazardous man.

Anonymous said...

the dell burst into flames and then ignite the ammunition at the back of his truck.

Anonymous said...

All exploding Dells should be banned in flights too.

Anonymous said...

dell + ammunition + truck = NOT A GOOD IDEA!