Monday, August 14, 2006

Holy smokes!

For those who don’t know, Dell has just recalled 4.1 million laptop batteries. This is the largest consumer electronics recall in history, due to the batteries being prone to explode. There are some pretty dramatic video clips of this happening floating around on the internet. The risk of being burned is very real, and a faulty Dell laptop actually caused a pickup truck in Nevada to explode! It seems that this could be the beginning of a larger recall, as the batteries were built by Sony and used in a number of other laptops as well.


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