Apple—Macintosh iBook and PowerBook Batteries

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Product description

Rechargeable lithium ion batteries, 3 models:A1061 (for the 12 inch iBook), A1079 )for the 12 inch PowerBook and A1078 (for the 15 inch PowerBook).

What are the defects?

Batteries may overheat causing damage to the computer and, if the overheated battery comes into contact with combustible material, posing a fire hazard with a consequent risk of burns or other injuries.

What are the hazards?

Fire (risk of burns or other injuries).

What should consumers do?

Apple will contact customers and make arrangements to provide them with a replacement battery.


Apple Computer Australia Pty Ltd

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Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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