Dell Recalls 4.1 Million Batteries, Stops Big Bada Boom(s)

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So, Dell laptops like to get hot and explode sometimes, if you hadn't heard. Well, they are finally doing something about it by recalling 4.1 million notebook batteries. This is the largest recall in Dell history. The faulty batteries have cells made by Sony and were sold from April 2004 until July 2006 in Latitude, Inspiron and Precision notebooks. According to Dell, 18-percent of the machines sold during the time period have faulty batteries that can overheat and possibly explode into a fiery ka-bloom. No word yet on how to acquire a replacement battery, but we'll keep you posted as the info comes through. Thanks, everyone who emailed this in.

Dell to recall 4.1 million laptop batteries [MSNBC]
Dell Recalls Batteries Because of Fire Threat [NY Times]


Edit: You can check to seei if your battery is one of the affected here.

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Ever since this kind of laptop explosion entries pop out I came to think, all this decadence is because two companies setting each other's laptops on fire! Call me conspiracy theorist :// Since when this is an issue? We can make wearable AT ATs :P but can't make a safe laptop battery? Fuck that!