August 26, 2006

Apple batteries fire hazard


Apple recently recalled some of the batteries in the laptops they shipped from 2003 to 2006. If you bought a laptop from them during this time, check the batteries to see they are recalled. There have been a number of reported fires started by defective batteries.

Check out Apple's web site for more information:

I have two Powerbooks 15inch, and out of three batteries that I have, two of them are recalled. Ouch!

Update: I just received a confirmation email from them:

It will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks for your replacement battery to arrive. Please note that shipping time may vary due to availability of your battery model.

Duh, not very encouraging! It means one of the laptops will need to stay powered all the time. Not a "laptop" at all.

Posted by ovidiu at August 26, 2006 02:15 PM |

Your laptop is far more likely to be stolen than to catch fire. So maybe it won't catch fire until after being stolen. Thus, you don't need to worry about getting new batteries right away.

Posted by: Amit Patel on August 27, 2006 04:50 PM
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