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October 13, 2000

Dell Computer Recalls Laptop Batteries

Round Rock, TX (SafetyAlerts) - Dell Computer has announced it is recalling certain batteries that were sold for use with some models of Latitude and Inspiron notebook computers. These batteries can short circuit, even when the battery is not in use, potentially causing them to become very hot, release smoke and possibly catch fire.

The recalled batteries were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers:

  • Latitude CPiA

  • Latitude CPi R

  • Latitude CPtC

  • Latitude CPtS

  • Latitude CPtV

  • Latitude CPxH

  • Latitude CPxJ

  • Inspiron 3700

  • Inspiron 3800 (see label on bottom of computer).

The batteries were also sold separately, including in response to service calls. The batteries were shipped to customers between June 22 and September 15, 2000 (in North and South America) and between June 22 and October 4, 2000 (in Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

For a diagram and instructions for visually inspecting your battery to determine if it is part of the recall and how to safely return the battery please click visit the link below.

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