Later today, Dell is expected to announce a recall of around 4.1 Million notebook batteries. Brands included in the recall are certain Inspiron, Latitude, Precision mobile workstations, and XPS units. The Sony manufactured batteries were made between April 2004 and July 18 2006.
"Dell has faced several issues this year related to exploding or flaming notebooks, and wants to ensure the safety of its customers, the representative said. The 4.1 million units is a subset of the 22 million units shipped during that time frame, he said. Dell said it doesn't expect the cost of the recall to materially affect its earnings. The company reports earnings for the previous quarter this Thursday."