Dell recalls 4.1 million notebook computer batteries
4.1 million Sony lithium-ion batteries used in Dell notebook computers were recalled because of a fire risk. The recall follows a series of pictures posted on the internet of a laptop in flames.
Sony lithium-ion batteries were used in Dell notebook computers between April 2004 and July 2006. Models effected include the Latitude, Inspiron, XPS and Precision notebook models. According to a Dell spokesperson, it affects about 15% of the batteries the company sold in that period.
The full list of affected laptops is available at www.dell batteryprogram.com. Customers, whose battery identification numbers match those being recalled, will be automatically connected to a free replacement order form. People unable to access the internet can call a free phone number 0800 3033 4044 between 8am to 6pm.