Let the recall’s roll….

24 08 2006

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

–SD

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RECALL – Dell Laptop Batteries

14 08 2006

After people began to realize that their dell might just explode on them, Dell did something most people would do – sit there and do nothing….well it seems as though after this explosion happened to six different people, they’ve decided to take a stance.  This is going to be probably the largest recall ever and affects a lot of people – especially those that have bought a dell in the last 2 years.

Here is what you need to know.

  • If you own a Dell Laptop which is of the Inspiron, Latitude or Precision family and you bought it between April 2004 and July 18, 2006, your battery is being recalled.

Obviously this will affect almost 4 million laptop units worldwide and will probably affect yours…the computer I’m using was shipped on 7/21/2006 *phew*.

Go to: http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com which should be up by tomorrow, or call 1-866-342-0011.

Definitely not my $.02….

–SD





Another day…another dell

28 07 2006

I had to do a quick update because of the response I got on people seeing the dell explode…

Another one..and this one shows the aftermath of it…

Scary stuff huh…

$.02

–SD





Own a Dell? Be careful…

20 07 2006

Many of you may have seen this story already but I had to speak about it after today’s news.  About 2-3 weeks ago a report came in from Osaka Japan from a conference that a dell computer, sitting all by itself just suddenly exploded!  Don’t believe me?  Check out this photo of it….

Umm yeah…that’s not like something that just caught on fire…that’s an explosion.  Here is the news that came out today which really was the kicker.  Apparently, Dell knew about this 2 years ago and failed to actually do a recall on the matter even though they had photos and videos of overheating laptops.  This information was given from a former employee so people aren’t really sure whether this is true or not.

Nonetheless….I write this blog on a dell but I have gloves on and have a fire extinguisher close by….I miss my thinkpad..

$.02

–SD