Dude – you got a Dell? If so, you might want to check your
On Monday, Aug. 14, computer manufacturer Dell announced
that it is recalling approximately 4.1 million Dell-brand batteries manufactured
by Sony that were sold with several models of the company’s notebook computers.
According to a Dell press release, it is possible under rare
circumstances for the batteries in question to overheat, which could cause a
The recalled batteries were sold with several models of
Dell’s Latitude, Inspiron, Precision and XPS product lines. The batteries were
also sold separately, including some that were replaced during service calls.
According to the press release, customers may continue to
use the notebook computers safely by turning the system off, ejecting the
battery, and using the AC adapter and power cord to power the system until the
replacement battery is received.
Customers should contact Dell directly to determine if their
notebook computer battery is included in the recall. To do so, you can visit www.dellbatteryprogram.com, or call
1-866-342-0011, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.