Dell has announced a recall of over 4 million laptop
batteries due to the risk of overheating. As many who follow news within the IT
industry will know, the events which have prompted this recall can be described
as a little more serious than overheatingone example being this laptop
which burst in to flames at a conference in Japan! This recall seems to have been prompted by
the fact that news spreads quickly over the internet, images of burned up Dell
laptop computers have become a pretty familiar site. This however is not the first battery recall
Dell have run due to fire hazards; December 2005 saw 35,000 batteries recalled
and as far back as October
2000 just under 30,000 were pulled back in.
To find out if your battery is included in the recall you should check
website. I use a Dell XPS M170 laptopthis
is listed as a potentially affected model, however upon checking out the
aforementioned website it seems neither of my battery packs are included in the
recall; Im still a little concerned and dont think Ill be using it on my lapat all!