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8/24/06

Apple Recalls 1.1 Million Batteries

Little more than a week after Dell recalled 4.1 million Sony laptop batteries, Apple is recalling 1.8 million batteries used in their iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 laptops worldwide. 1.1 million of those are in the United States.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Apple batteries could overheat and be a fire hazard. Apple has received nine reports of overheating, two reports of users receiving minor burns and an unspecified number of claims of property damage.

The machines affected were sold between October 2003 and August 2006 at Apple's online store, their retail outlets and at official Apple resellers.

Owners of the machines are advised to remove the battery from the computer, store it in a safe place and contact Apple for a replacement immediately. The computers can still be used with an appropriate AC adapter.

Consumers are advised to call 1-800-275-2273, or visit support.apple.com/batteryprogram for assistance.

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