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Laptops

Dell takes heat over battery recall

The number of laptop damage reports to date may be small, but the sheer volume of affected gear is on a grand scale.

The number of laptop damage reports to date may be small, but the sheer volume of affected gear is on a grand scale.

Japan PC makers: No Sony battery recall needed

Low voltage flow from AC adapters, battery type used in Japanese notebooks eliminate fire hazard, companies say.
August 17, 2006

Recall may cost Sony up to $430 million

Battery debacle will put a big dent in the Japanese electronics maker's short-term earnings, analysts say.
August 16, 2006

Can anything tame the battery flames?

Fuel cells and alternative batteries have a chance to go mainstream, thanks to technological improvements.
August 15, 2006

FAQ: How to smoke out that recalled battery

Dell is recalling millions of notebook batteries that could cause a fire. Here's the worst that can happen and what you can do.
August 15, 2006

U.S. agency reviewing all Sony laptop batteries

Consumer Product Safety Commission to inspect lithium ion batteries after massive Dell recall over fire hazards.
August 16, 2006

Dell to recall 4 million batteries

Threat of fire leads the PC maker and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to call back 4.1 million batteries made by Sony.
August 14, 2006

How to tell whether your laptop has a battery pack affected by the recall.
August 15, 2006

blogma Even before a bout of incendiary stories began, Dell had lost much credibility among consumers and businesses.
August 15, 2006

blog Reports out of Singapore and Japan scorch the PC maker's public image.
August 1, 2006

CNET Reviews

Is my laptop battery likely to explode?

Senior Associate Editor Michelle Thatcher offers tips on how to make sure your battery is in good condition.
August 15, 2006

The Real Deal: Laptop Batteries

podcast With so many tales of exploding batteries, and real recalls, do you need to worry?
August 15, 2006

Rising tide of laptop battery recalls

blog Here's a time line of all the battery recalls for the past five years.
August 15, 2006

Laptop battery safety

video You may have heard about exploding laptop batteries. Do you need to worry? Find out.
August 8, 2006

related coverage

Apple recalls some MacBook Pro batteries

Citing performance concerns, company to replace batteries for some 15-inch laptops under a voluntary recall.
July 31, 2006

Fire hazard sparks recall of HP digicams

Company recalls 679,000 R707 digital cameras, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
June 6, 2006

blogma A DVD player recall comes as the Magic Kingdom looks to expand its empire to digital gadgetry for children.
April 17, 2006

Cell phones: Too hot to handle?

Increase in mishaps--sometimes explosive--highlights growing danger of defects and unsafe, counterfeit batteries.
October 25, 2004