Dell Laptops Are A Fire Hazard

August 6th, 2006

Nuclear Explosion

Dell has been having problems with spontaneously combusting laptops. The linked article is about an incident in Japan, then it happened again in Illinois. Apparently Dell had previously issued a recall on some of its laptops because of fire concerns. Oops……

4 Responses to “Dell Laptops Are A Fire Hazard”

  1. [link]Josh Says:

    Apparently Dell found that this problem was enough to recall 4 million laptop batteries

  2. [link]Chad Cloman Says:

    Heard about this on NPR this morning. Turns out that the Dell laptop batteries are all made by Sony.

  3. [link]Chad Cloman Says:

    Here is some better info on what is actually going wrong.

  4. [link]Chad’s News » Millions Of Laptop Batteries Recalled Says:

    […] In an update to an earlier post on fires caused by defective laptop batteries, Sony has finally decided to do a recall. This makes sense, as Sony is the battery supplier for the laptop manufactuers that are experiencing problems—it’s really been Sony’s fault from the beginning. […]

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