Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2006, 15:36
Apple is recalling certain lithium-ion, rechargable batteries that were used with various models of its portable lines sold between October 2003 and August 2006. There is a possibility that these batteries can overheat, which could cause a fire risk.
Affected machines sold in the United States include:
* Apple PowerBook G4 12-inch and PowerBook G4 15-inch
* Apple iBook/G4 12-inch
These batteries were also sold as replacement batteries for the listed models.
Apple is prepared to dispatch a replacement battery upon the receipt of the replacement order. Customers will be asked to return their old batteries to Apple to ensure proper disposal. A postage-paid envelope will be provided to do so.
No other PowerBook or iBook batteries are part of this recall and no MacBook and MacBook Pro batteries are part of this recall. The recall involves the specified batteries only, not the computers themselves.