From the New York Times:
Dell is recalling 4.1 million notebook computer batteries because they could erupt in flames, the company said today. This will be the largest safety recall in the history of the consumer electronics industry, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Dell, the worlds largest PC maker, said the lithium-ion batteries were made by Sony and were installed in notebooks sold between April 2004 and July 18 of this year.
Oh, just peachy. What’s the chance that the battery that came in my circa March 2005 laptop is in the recall? Pretty darn good, I’ll say.
I like the way the Times/Dell call it “suspect battery.” I guess saying “fireball waiting to happen” is just sensationalist journalism.