In another wave of laptop battery recalls...

from Apple's Web site:

"Apple has determined that certain lithium-ion batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony Corporation of Japan pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances.

The affected batteries were sold worldwide from October 2003 through August 2006 for use with the following notebook computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4.

Apple is voluntarily recalling the affected batteries and has initiated a worldwide exchange program to provide eligible customers with a new replacement battery, free of charge. This program is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other international safety authorities."

For more information and to determine if your iBook G4 or PowerBook G4 are affected visit the following link:

3 Responses to Apple Recalls iBook and PowerBook Batteries

  1. Scott Janousek

    From what I read macbook pro's are not affected? Does anyone know otherwise?

    Concidentally, I was in the Apple Store a few weeks ago asking whether or not their batteries were made by Sony ... no one was sure where the batteries come from ... just "overseas".

  2. Word on the street, is the batteries are made by Sony and are either the same kind or at least similar to those that were in the Dell's recently recalled. And no, Intel Mac's are not included in this battery recall.

  3. Well, I check my wifes 12-inch PowerBook and my 15-inch PowerBook and our batteries are not affected. Shucks. I really wanted a brand new, fresh battery. ;-)