Friday, December 16, 2005

Dell Recalls 22,000 Notebook Batteries - Designtechnica

"Dell and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a voluntary recall of approximately 22,000 Dell notebook computer batteries. The reason for the recall is that the batteries could overheat, which could pose a fire risk.

Dell said they had received three reports of batteries overheating, with the incidents involving damage to a tabletop, a desktop, and minor damage to personal effects. No injuries have been reported. "

To cut to the chase (to borrow a phrase from the smartest woman I know): The direct link to find out if you do have a recalled battery here:

I found it intriguing the, what I call, "smart link," an ad that pops up based on key phrases, showed Dell Batteries. I thought that it wasn't the best use of those ads. Do you?


Update: Dell recalls 35,000 notebook batteries | There are apparently 13,000 foreign batteries included also. Of course the link to the US Consumer Protection Service only includes US batteries....

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