Gateway Recalls Laptop Hibachi Batteries

Gateway Recalls Laptop Hibachi Batteries

Computer maker Gateway has voluntarily recalled about 14,000 lithium-ion battery packs, sold as primary or spare power supplies for some of their laptop computers, because they pose an overheating and fire hazard. 

The Irvine, Calif., computer maker said the affected battery packs were shipped as the primary or spare battery pack for Gateway 400VTX and 450ROG series notebooks. They were sold during a three-month period from May 2003 to August 2003 in the U.S. through Gateway's Web site and its Gateway Country stores.

Gateway said it will replace affected battery packs at no cost to the customer. It did not identify the maker of the recalled battery packs. Last year, the company was one of several PC makers that recalled lithium-ion battery packs manufactured by Sony Corp.

Those Sony battery packs keep starting fires, too, because not every consumer has replaced their batteries even though replacements are free. A Toshiba laptop in Great Britain burst into flames last month, for instance.  Stop dealing in hot laptops. Get your replacement batteries here; it's cheaper than the suit in the picture:
Gateway replacement batteries
Toshiba replacement batteries

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