Aug 24, 2006

"BED TOOK FIRE"

Yo, fellow Mac users! Pass this along:

(Associated Press) SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Computer Inc. on Thursday recalled 1.8 million Sony-built laptop batteries that could overheat and catch fire.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple has received nine reports of batteries overheating, including two consumers who received minor burns after handling overheated computers. Apple has also received reports of minor property damage, but no serious injuries have been reported.

Apple's recall comes two weeks after Dell Inc.'s recall of 4.1 million faulty laptop batteries also made by Sony — the largest electronics recall in the Consumer Product Safety Commission's history.

Apple's recall covers 1.1 million lithium-ion batteries in the 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4 laptops sold in the United States from October 2003 through August 2006. It also covers an additional 700,000 laptops sold abroad, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Dell's recall affected about 14 percent of the Latitude, Inspiron, XPS and Precision notebooks sold between April 1, 2004, and July 18 of this year.

Apple is asking consumers to check the Web site http://support.apple.com/batteryprogram to determine whether they have a recalled battery.

5 comments:

Leah said...

Okay, so I use the personalized Google home page with NYTimes headlines (even though they are anti-Israel shmucks). But I read about the laptop story from YOU before the NYTimes!

Well done!

(and maybe I'll rethink getting a new laptop until all battery fire recalls are done.)

P.S. thanks for the link ;)

Amy Guth said...

Anytime.

Adam Shprintzen said...

Well duh, the Mossad is TOTALLY behind the exploding laptops.

Leah said...

Oh, well if it Mossad, then I'll get a laptop with the Jew Patch and be fine.

Adam Shprintzen said...

I have yet to have a problem with my jBook J4 in the year plus that I have owned it. I mean, the paes are a little distracting on your monitor, but you learn to live with it.