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Dell Recalls Sony Laptop Batteries

In the largest recall ever for the consumer electronics industry, Dell Inc. is recalling 4.1 million lithium-ion batteries for laptop computers. The problem: The company knows of several incidents in which the batteries made by Sony Corp. burst into flames and damaged other properties. Read more here.

Click here to see if your battery is part of the recall and to get a replacement.

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Way to go, Dell! Thats what I'm talkin about....! LOL

Posted by: Gary Kroegman | August 15, 2006 11:06 AM

This reminds me of the movie "Towering Inferno": The contractor asked the sub-contractor in charge of the wiring to save a couple million dollars by using materials below the specs provided by the designers. We know what happened.

It is curious that although Sony batteries are everywhere and also power other laptop manufacturer's machines, only those in Dell laptops have "exploded". Perhaps, just like in the "Towering Inferno" movie, greedy Dell executives asked Sony to save a few million bucks by using the cheapest materials available.

Posted by: Miguel Lescano | August 17, 2006 5:27 PM

I bought a replacement battery for my Dell laptop about a month ago from http://www.laptopsforless.com/laptopbattery and it works great. Is there any reason to think that a replacement laptop battery would be any worse that the manufacturers?

Posted by: josh | August 18, 2006 6:22 PM

hey i need to know the number to sony store so i can git my labtops in befor it gits to hot i thank mine is on the recall list but i dont know but its been giting rilly hot ever sins i bot it and i mean rilly hot it bernt my hand one time so i need help giting in tuch with ane sony store

Posted by: chris chacellor | August 19, 2006 3:12 PM

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