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Dell Announces Recall of Laptop Batteries Due To Fire Hazard

Dell has announced a recall of certain Dell-branded laptop batteries with cells manufactured by Sony. Dell will offer free replacements for these batteries. Under rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire.

From April 2004 through July 2006, the recalled batteries were sold with or sold separately to be used with the following Dell notebook computers:

* Latitude D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810;
* Inspiron 6000, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, 500m, 510m, 600m, 6400, E1505, 700m, 710m, 9400, E1705;
* Dell Precision M20, M60, M70 and M90 mobile workstations; and
* XPS, XPS Gen2, XPS M170 and XPS M1710.

For more information, see the release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.


I bought a replacement battery for my Dell laptop about a month ago from http://www.laptopsforless.com/laptopbattery and it works great. Is there any reason to think that a replacement laptop battery would be any worse that the manufacturers?

I couldn't say. But if it's not a Dell battery, it wouldn't be part of the recall.

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