Apple Computer has just announced a recall of over 1.8 million lithium ion batteries…which puts the grand total recalled batteries at 5.8 million.
Apparently, Dell, Lenovo (formerly IBM Thinkpad), and Apple met at a summit regarding these batteries and realized “HEY!…we all get our batteries from the same supplier…so I’m pretty sure our computers are affected as well.”
Well…it makes sense that Apple calls the recall at this time since there was one report of a powerbook exploding versus the 6 dells….but isn’t that interesting….that’s probably the ratio of people that have a dell computer to an apple.
In any case – go to apple.com and support to determine if your computer is affected.
Here is what msnbc reported:
“Apple’s recall covers 1.1 million lithium-ion batteries in the 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4 laptops sold in the United States from October 2003 through August 2006.”
New batteries = longer lifespan…so it’s probably a good idea to get one anyway.
Just my $.02