Bad Apples! – notebook battery recall

applerecallUnfortunately Dell isn’t the only company plagued by exploding defective Sony batteries.

On Thursday afternoon Apple announced that they will recall 1.8 million lithium-ion notebook batteries after nine devices overheated. Two people have even reportedly suffered minor burns due to these battery malfunctions.

This recall is the second-biggest consumer electronics recall in U.S. history.

So how do you know if you have a bad Sony battery in your Apple laptop? The bad batteries were sold worldwide from October 2003 through August 2006 in the following notebook computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4.

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