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Author Topic: Another laptop battery recall! (Dell, HP, Toshiba)  (Read 2757 times)


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Another laptop battery recall! (Dell, HP, Toshiba)
« on: October 31, 2008, 09:07:17 AM »

Name of Product: Lithium-Ion Batteries used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell Notebook Computers

Units: About 35,000 batteries (an additional 65,000 batteries were sold worldwide)

Battery Cell Manufacturer: Sony Energy Devices Corporation, of Japan

Hazard: These lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 19 reports of the batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire (10 resulting in minor property damage). Two consumers experienced minor burns.

Sold by: Computers with the recalled batteries were sold directly by Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell, through computer and electronics stores nationwide, and through various Web retailers for between $700 and $3000. The batteries were also sold separately for between $100 and $160.

Hewlett-Packard – sold from December 2004 through June 2006

HP Pavilion: dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000
Compaq Presario: v2000 and v2400
HP Compaq: nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230,
nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600

Toshiba – sold from April 2005 to October 2005

Satellite: A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, M50/M55
Tecra: A3, A5, S2

Dell – shipped between November 2004 and November 2005

Latitude: 110L
Inspiron: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160

More info and photos of other affected systems:  http://www.cpsc.gov/.../prhtml09/09035.html