PowerBook G4 and iBook G4 batteries recall

Apple battery
Apple announced that it is voluntarily recalling about 1.8 million batteries used in 12-inch and 15-inch PowerBook G4 and 12-inch iBook G4 laptops. The batteries in the recall should be exchanged immediately since they can potentially overheat pose a burning hazard.

For more information on this battery recall, please visit Apple's Support Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4.
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The batteries in question were produced by Sony - the same company that manufactured the laptop batteries that Dell is recalling. Sony stated that the affected batteries may have microscopic metal particles in the battery cells. If the particles come into contact with other parts of the cell, they can cause a short circuit. In most cases, the battery will simply shut off. In some situations, however, they may continue to operate and overheat or potentially burst into flames.

Batteries in the recall include:


Computer Battery Model Serial Number Range
12-inch iBook G4 A1061 ZZ338 through ZZ427
3K429 through 3K611
6C519 through 6C552
12-inch PowerBook G4 A1079 ZZ411 through ZZ427
3K428 through 3K611
15-inch PowerBook G4A1078 and A11483K425 through 3K601
6N530 through 6N551
6N601

For more information on this battery recall, please visit Apple's Support Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4.
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