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Dell Warns Of Fire In Laptop Battery Recall


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Posted 15 August 2006 - 10:08 AM

Dell is recalling 4.1 million laptop computer batteries because of a potential fire hazard...The lithium-ion batteries being recalled are installed in 2.7 million laptops sold in the U.S. and 1.4 million sold overseas between April 2004 and July 18 of this year...Dell reported six instances in which laptops overheated and caused fires since December of last year...

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 11:52 AM

Yeah it was just on CNN.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 06:21 AM

From Dell: Is your specific battery affected by this issue?
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 07:27 AM

Those are some HOT laptops! :thumbsup:

Too bad for DELL for this come out in the open at this time, as this is the biggest laptop sales period of year, with all of the college kids buying laptops right now. Or should I have said "all of the college kids PARENTS buying laptops right now."
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 09:30 AM

I saw this to on the news. But one thing that I saw did make me laugh. Didn't think those little Lithium batteries were this explosive.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:16 PM

Is dell paying for the recall or is sony?? Afterall the batteries are manufactured by sony...

Thank god that laptop wasn't on his lap...

Too bad for DELL for this come out in the open at this time, as this is the biggest laptop sales period of year, with all of the college kids buying laptops right now. Or should I have said "all of the college kids PARENTS buying laptops right now."


Not all of them... I am paying for my own... but then again here in canada we don't pay much for college so it is more accesible... In the states only rich people can afford it...

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 07:33 AM

Keeps getting better: All Sony Notebook Batteries Now Under Investigation

Sony could very well be forced to announce a major recall on a large number of or all of the batteries that it manufactures. From laptops to hand held devices, Sony's batteries are now under heavy investigation by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission citing safety concerns.


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Posted 17 August 2006 - 09:27 AM

Damn... Sony is in big doodoo

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 06:41 AM

DELLS, and perhaps all laptops, should not be allowed on airplanes.
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 07:32 AM

Or should I have said "all of the college kids PARENTS buying laptops right now."

You got that right. :thumbsup:
My sister just bought two E1505's for her twin daughters.
Though they are on the list of recall possibilities, neither has the "known" defective battery in them.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 05:12 PM

This is probly the same stuff Sony replace in the PlayStaion 2.2 last year .they had overheating issues in the power converter.

BTW: didnt Dell have a picture of a laptop w/ flames on it in some of their ads? LOL talk about truth in advertising.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:36 PM

I say that Sony should no longuer touch anything electrical. Soon the hole world will blow up from Sony made power converters, batteries and all the other stuff related to electrical :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 06:04 PM

Why stop now? The party's just starting: Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Laptop Batteries
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:57 PM

I have nothing to say but lol... When will someone realise that you have to build these things in a clean enviroment to not get contaminates in it...

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:12 PM

Statement released by Sony.

Sony currently estimates that the overall cost to Sony in supporting the recall programs of Apple and Dell will amount to between 20 billion yen and 30 billion yen.


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