Apple recalls 1.8 million Sony batteries

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  1. hottxboi16

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    For more information go to

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060824/ap_on_hi_te/apple_battery_recall

    I mainly just posted this in response to the last board i had, where someone stated that it didnt affect a large number of people, or atleast in his belief.

    "On Aug. 14, Dell Inc. recalled 4.1 million faulty laptop batteries — the largest involving electronics in the history of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission"

    So yeah if you have a Dell or Apple Laptop, go to

    http://support.apple.com/batteryprogram
    https://www.dellbatteryprogram.com/
     
  2. Yeah ... I saw that and thought I may be effected ... fortunately im not :cool:
     
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    Also here are a few more statistics found in the article

    "But the newest recall is much more far-reaching. The Dell recall affects less than 20 percent of the Dell laptops sold at the time, whereas the Apple recall affects more than 30 percent of the total number of laptops"

    So in response to another comment on the other board...I was correct in saying LAPTOP and not NOTEBOOK kthnkz
     
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    :eek: Again? Another recall ...

    And about mine? Is a Sony VGN-AX500G ....but not an Apple...but for sure a Sony will have a Sony battery...:confused:
     
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    That's a good assumption, Gisella. If I was in your place, I'd check whether there are special serial numbers, or battery types, included in the recall, and if not, go to your dealer and ask him. However, if it's a general design error only occurring in conjunction with an Apple laptop, you shouldn't have a problem.
     
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