Dell Inc. is recalling thousands of notebook PC battery packs. The Round Rock, Texas, PC maker on Friday said it is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall and replace about 35,000 battery packs sold to corporations and consumers worldwide between October 2004 and October 2005.
The batteries, which were bundled with Dell notebooks and also sold as add-ons via the company's Web site and catalogs, can overheat and thus pose a fire risk, Dell said in a statement. Although Dell says it received only three reports of overheating, it asked people to discontinue using the packs as a power source and to contact it to gain a replacement. The PC maker said the packs in question damaged a tabletop and a desktop, but no injuries were reported.
News source: eWeek