Dell Australia Pty Ltd—Notebook computers—Sony batteries

PRA number

2006/8693

Published date

Product description

The recalled batteries were supplied to customers between 1 April 2004 and 18 July 2006 either by way of purchase or by way of a service replacement. Batteries were either sold separately or with the following Dell notebook computers:
* Dell Latitude™ D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810;
* Inspiron™ 6000, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, 500m, 510m, 600m, 6400, E1505, 700m, 710m, 9400, E1705;
* Dell Precision™ M20, M60, M70 and M90 mobile workstations;
* XPS™, XPS Gen2, XPS M170 and XPS M1710.

The recall was updated on 25 September 2009 to include additional battery packs sold with Dell Inspiron laptop systems between 1 April 2004 and 18 July 2006. Further information and affected battery identification numbers are attached below in Supporting Documentation.
Identifying features
"Dell" and one of the following are printed on Batteries: "Made in Japan" or "Made in China" or "Battery Cell Made in Japan Assembled in China".

Other identifying numbers

"Dell" and one of the following are printed on Batteries: "Made in Japan" or "Made in China" or "Battery Cell Made in Japan Assembled in China".

What are the defects?

There is a potential that the affected batteries may overheat.

What are the hazards?

Fire

What should consumers do?

The identification number for each battery appears on a white sticker. Customers should have this number available when they contact Dell to determine if their battery is part of the recall. To contact Dell go to www.dellbatteryprogram.com or call toll free 1300 655 533 between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Supplier

Dell Australia Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

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