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Apple the latest to recall laptop batteries

Apple the latest to recall laptop batteries

CNET News.com has confirmed Apple Computer is recalling 1.8 million Sony batteries that were in iBooks and PowerBooks sold between October 2003 and August 2006. The company said it had gotten some reports of batteries overheating and causing minor burns or property damage.

If you purchased an Apple laptop during the time period above, you're urged to call 800/275-2273 or visit the Apple battery recall Web site.

Meanwhile, the E-Commerce Times is reporting that Dell and Apple, along with Lenovo and HP, have scheduled a summit next month to establish manufacturing standards for lithium-ion batteries.