Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Notebook Batteries

Apple has recalled 1.8 million lithium-ion notebook batteries after reports of nine different devices overheating, causing injury to two people. The batteries were sold with the Apple iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 through October 2003, to August 2006. This will be the second major notebook battery recall this month, with Dell recalling 4.1 million lithium-ion batteries last week. Both the batteries for Apple and Dell contained power cells developed by Sony.

"The recall is the second-biggest in U.S. history involving electronics or computers, after No. 1 PC maker Dell Inc. (DELL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) recalled 4.1 million lithium-ion batteries last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. In both cases the batteries had power cells made by Sony Corp."