Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Batteries

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    Powerbook G4's and Ibooks. Just announced on CNBC.
     
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    Erm, LINK?
     
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    WTF? Is this the thing about the 12" BP and 12/14" iB batteries they've had on their website for 400 years?
     
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    It was only hours ago I read that the batteries in Apple's products were cleared.

    What is the source of this recall?
     
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    Apple's having a bad day.

    Creative and now this.
     
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    Interesting.....powerbooks and ibooks sold through this month but not the batteries in the Macbook or Macbook Pro....
     
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    I'm thinking the newer batteries (for MBP and MB) are OK because they use Li-Poly cells instead of Li-Ion.
     
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    Hmmm... I wonder if I'm affected. I replaced my iBook G4 battery with a different brand. Wonder if they've got the same problem. I suppose it's possible that I could get a free new battery out of all this -- not bad!
     
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    The newer MB/MBP models use a different type of battery.

    Sounds like I'll be impacted. Bought a refurb powerbook earlier this year. No battery problems with it though...
     
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    I for one salute Apple in its efforts to ensure a safe computing environment.

    And, my salute has NOTHING to do with the fact that my 18 month old and very used iBook battery currently only holds a 10 minutes charge.

    :) :) :)

    Crossing my fingers I have an unsafe battery...
     
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    Bugger! Mine doesn't qualify. Right model, wrong serial number. :mad: :D
     
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    Apple Recalls 1.1 Million Batteries

    Just saw this as a header on CNN, no story yet:

    "Apple Computer is recalling 1.1 million laptop batteries supplied by Sony, citing a fire hazard, The Associated Press reports."

    CNN


    EDIT:This is my post/thread which got merged with this current thread
     
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    When I go there, it says "These batteries were manufactured by LG Chem, Ltd. of South Korea." Is LG related to Sony? Or, is this a different older recall?
     
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