Apple recalls fire risk PowerBook batteries


Apple recalls fire risk PowerBook batteries

Apple has recalled about 28,000 PowerBook batteries sold between January and August for use with its 15in PowerBook G4 computers. The batteries, which were made by LG Chem, of South Korea, could overheat and pose a fire hazard. 

Apple said it has received four such reports. No injuries have been reported. 

"Apple urges you to stop using your battery and to order a replacement battery immediately. If you continue to use your battery, do not leave it unattended and check for signs of overheating," the company said. 

The batteries, which contain cells made during the last week of December 2003, have the model number A1045 and serial numbers that begin with HQ404, HQ405, HQ406, HQ407, or HQ408, on a label on the bottom of the battery, Apple said.

Ken Mingis writes for Computerworld



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