Apple Recalls 1.8 million Laptop Batteries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On the heels of a recall by rival Dell, Apple Computer is issuing its own big recall of laptop computer batteries.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Apple plans to recall one-point-one (m) million batteries in the United States, plus 700-thousand sold abroad. A spokesman for the agency says it's the second-largest recall ever in the computer and consumer-electronics sectors.

The recall affects lithium-ion batteries, which have been linked to reports of overheating and fires. The batteries were designed for Apple i-Book G-4 and PowerBook G-4 models that were purchased
between October 2003 and August of this year.

Just last week, Dell said it plans to recall more than four (m) million laptop-computer batteries made by Sony, citing the possibility that they could possibly overheat and catch fire.

Again, those batteries recalled are for:
Apple i-Book G-4
PowerBook G-4

All models that were purchased between October 2003 and August of this year.

For more information, log onto the Apple Battery Recall website.


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