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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

August 15, 2006
Release #06-231
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 342-0011
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
Dell Media Contacts: Gretchen Miller or Ira Williams
(512) 728-0308 or (512) 728-8545

Dell Announces Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries Due To Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Dell-branded lithium-ion batteries made with cells
manufactured by Sony

Units: About 2.7 million battery packs (an additional 1.4 million
battery packs were sold outside the U.S.)

Battery Distributor: Dell Inc., of Round Rock, Texas

Battery Cell Manufacturer: Sony Energy Devices Corp., of Japan.

Hazard: These lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard
to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Dell has received six reports of batteries
overheating, resulting in property damage to furniture and personal
effects. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled batteries were sold with or sold separately to
be used with the following Dell notebook computers:

- Latitude(tm) D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800,
- Inspiron(tm) 6000, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, 500m, 510m, 600m,
6400, E1505, 700m, 710m, 9400, E1705;
- Dell Precision(tm) M20, M60, M70 and M90 mobile workstations; and
- XPS,(tm) XPS Gen2, XPS M170 and XPS M1710.

"Dell" and one of the following markings are printed on the batteries:
"Made in Japan," "Made in China," or "Battery Cell Made in Japan
Assembled in China." The identification number for each battery appears
on a white sticker.

Sold through: Dell's Web site, phone and direct sales as part of a
service replacement program, and catalogs from April 2004 through July
2006. The computers with these batteries sold for between $500 and $2850
and individual batteries sold for between $60 and $180.

Manufactured In: Japan and China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled batteries immediately
and contact Dell to receive a replacement battery. Consumers can
continue to use the notebook computers safely by turning the system off,
ejecting the battery, and using the AC adapter and power cord to power
the system until the replacement battery is received.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dell toll-free at
(866) 342-0011 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, log
on to the firm's Web site at www.dellbatteryprogram.com, or write to:
Dell Inc., Attn: Battery Recall, 9701 Metric Blvd., Austin, Texas 78758.

Firm's Media Contact:

Dell: Gretchen Miller, (512) 728-0308, [email protected] or
Ira Williams, (512) 728-8545, [email protected]
Sony: Rick Clancy, (858) 942-3020, [email protected]

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You can also go to this site to check the part number on the battery to see if it is being recalled.

Dell Battery Recall
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