Looks like Dell's battery recall is worse than we originally thought. They're recalling 35,000 batteries for Inspiron, XPS, and Latitude models. The batteries haven't caused any injuries—yet—but they could burst into flame and void your warranty... and we all know how sucky it is to stay on hold for four hours while Dell tech support gives you the runaround and your laptop melts into your slacks.
Users who may need a new battery are those using Dell Latitude models D410, D505, D510, D600, D610, D800, and D810; Inspiron models 510M, 600M, 6000, 8600, 9200, and 9300; the XPS Generation 2 notebook; and Precision M20 and M70 mobile workstations. The batteries were also sold separately and provided as part of service replacements, Dell said.
Customers can also call 1-866-342-0011 toll free to determine whether their notebooks have the affected batteries. Users should have the identification number stamped on the back of the battery written down before they call or visit Dell's site, the company said.
Dell Recalls Laptop Batteries [PCWorld]