Dude, You’re Getting a New Lithium Ion Laptop Battery


Dell has identified a potential issue associated with certain batteries sold with Dell Latitude™, Inspiron™, XPS™ and Dell Precision Mobile Workstation™ notebook computers. In cooperation withthe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, Dell is voluntarily recalling certain Dell-branded batteries with cells manufactured by Sony and offering free replacements for these batteries. Under rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire. Potentially affected batteries were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers or separately as secondary batteries:

  • Latitude: D410, D500,D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810
  • Inspiron: 500M, 510M,600M, 700M, 710M, 6000, 6400, 8500, 8600, 9100,9200, 9300, 9400,E1505, E1705
  • Precision: M20, M60, M70, M90
  • XPS: XPS, XPS Gen2, XPSM170, XPS M1710

Dell Battery Return Program (click for link)

I just checked and my Latitude D600 is definitely affected. Yipes.

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One Response to Dude, You’re Getting a New Lithium Ion Laptop Battery

  1. Adam says:

    Oh, PC manufacturers. Not an original bone in their body. First Apple manufactures the MacBook with exploding batteries, and now Dell goes and copies that feature.

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