Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Apple recalls some iBook and PowerBook laptop batteries

Apple Computer and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission proclaimed the recall of some of Apple's iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 notebook computer batteries,Apple a1185 Battery saying that these batteries may overheat, causing a fire risk to consumers.

Safety Commission and Apple said that in the United States there are about 128,000 computers affected by this problem. Cause of the problem is the internal short-circuit the battery, this battery is manufactured in South Korea's LG Chemical,Apple 076-0719 Battery and in Taiwan and mainland China to complete assembly.

Apple has the world received the report of the six batteries overheating, accepting two in the United States.

The recalled lithium-ion batteries used in the 12-inch iBook G4, 12 Ying Cun PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4. The recalled batteries models include the A1061, A1078 and A1079, starting serial number range HQ441 to HQ507 or 3X446 to 3X510.

Consumers should remove the battery from the computer, check the battery attached to the bottom of the model and serial number.

Of the affected computers and batteries through national and regional retailers, catalog sales, and Apple's online and retail stores sold to go on sale in October 2004 to May 2005, prices ranged from 900 to 2,300 U.S. dollars . There are also special prices for about 130 U.S. dollars to buy a separate battery.

Consumers should immediately stop using the batteries, and contact with Apple to carry out a free replacement. Can call 1-800-275-2273 and contact Apple battery recall,Apple m8433ga Battery will also be on the company's Web site

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