PC supplier, Dell is recalling batteries from selected notebook computers, after receiving reports that some are at risk of over heating, and could pose a fire risk.
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The supplier has received three reports of the batteries, which were manufactured in Japan and China, over heating.
No injuries have been reported, but customers have reported damage to a tabletop, a desk top and minor damage to personal affects.
The models affected include Dell Latitude, Dell Precision and Dell Inspiron computers. Dell sold the batteries with the computers, as part of a service replacement and as individual products on its web sit and catalogues, between 5 October 2004, and 13 October 2005. About 22,000 batteries were sold in the US.
The company has issued a voluntary recall with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. It is offering to replace the batteries free of charge.