Dell is recalling 4.1 million notebook computer batteries because they could erupt in flames, the company said today. This will be the largest safety recall in the history of the consumer electronics industry, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Read more…
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, XPS M170, XPS M1710
Dell have created a Battery Recall site, which although gives a certificate error when visited using either Firefox 18.104.22.168 or IE7 Beta 3 under Windows can be used to verify if your battery needs to be replaced. The certificate error is caused by the the secure certificate been issued by Starfield Secure Certification Authority, which is not listed as a trusted certificate provider.