The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Dell Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of about 22,000 Dell Notebook Computer Batteries.
These laptop batteries may overheat, which could cause a fire. Dell has received three reports of the laptop batteries overheating. The reports involved damage to a table, a desk, and other personal effects. No injuries were reported.
The recalled Dell Notebook batteries were sold with the following Dell computers: Latitude™ D410, D505, D510, D600, D610, D800, D810; Inspiron™ 510M, 600M, 6000, 8600, 9200, 9300, XPS Gen 2; and Dell Precision™ M20 and M70 mobile workstations. The batteries were also sold separately, including as secondary batteries and in response to service calls. The batteries insert into the battery bay located on the underside of the notebook. “Dell” and “Made in Japan” or “Made in China” are stamped on the batteries. The identification number for each battery appears on a white sticker. Customers should have this number available when they contact Dell to determine if their battery is part of the recall. Dell will provide a free replacement battery if your laptop is affected.
For more information, call Dell Computers at 866-342-0011 or visit their website at www.dellbatteryprogram.com.