Apple recalls 1.8 million Sony-made laptop batteries

When Dell issued the largest recall in company history, Apple was one of the companies that said the exploding battery issue was a Dell problem that didn’t affect them. It appears that isn’t completely true.

Apple has announced that they will recall 1.8 million lithium-ion laptop batteries made by Sony after problems with overheating caused minor burns on two users and affected other machines. Apple will be recalling 1.1 million batteries sold in devices in the U.S. and 700,000 more sold elsewhere. The batteries were sold with Apple iBook G4 and Powerbook G4 computers between October 2003 and now.

The recall is the second biggest recall involving computers or electronics in U.S. history. It would have been the biggest until Dell had to recall 4.1 million batteries last week. In both cases, Sony was the manufacturer of the batteries, meaning that they certainly aren’t the favorite supplier on the block right now.


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