Apple Battery Recall

Just in case you haven’t been told by someone else yet, Apple are recalling a load of G4 iBook and Powerbook batteries. If your battery is one of the ones affected, you simply fill in the form on the Apple site, they send you a new battery 4-6 weeks later and then you send your current battery back in the pre-paid envelope. How nice of Apple to give us all a brand spanking new battery!

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  1. by WestTexasBliss on August 26, 2006 03:26 PM

    “To Have A Recall Is A Hit. Part Of The Brand Value Is QUALITY.”

    Holy smoke: Apple recalls 1.8 million laptop batteries. Fire hazard problem.

    Holy smoke: Dell to recall 4.1 million laptop batteries. Fire hazard problem.

    Holy smoke: Sony’s peace of crap, batteries.

    They may be Sony’s peace of crap batteries, but Dell and Apple served them!

  2. by leu on August 26, 2006 07:56 PM

    luckily my 12” powerbook is fine, though we did have a Dell laptop that needed a battery sent back at work

  3. by Neil Crosby [TypeKey Profile Page] on August 26, 2006 08:10 PM

    I’m actually perfectly happy about having a battery that’s worthy of recall, since it means that that 2.5 year old, fairly run down battery gets replaced with a brand spanking new one that’ll have a fair chunk more life in it. In the time from now until Apple sends me the new battery I’ll just be using my spare that I bought before @media.

  4. by Matt on August 27, 2006 10:43 AM

    I had a similar thing happen to me a couple of years ago when Dell were replacing mains-adapters because of their fire risk. I was about to buy a replacement for my five or six year old adapter (split cables) but Dell was nice enough to replace it for free.

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