15 Inch Aluminum PowerBook G4 Battery Recall

Apple has chosen to voluntarily recall 28,000 laptop batteries used in the most recent Aluminum-bodied 15" PowerBooks.

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other international safety authorities, Apple is voluntarily recalling certain lithium ion rechargeable batteries that were sold worldwide from January 2004 through August 2004 for use with 15-inch PowerBook G4 (Aluminum) notebook computers. These batteries were manufactured by LG Chem, Ltd. of South Korea.

Apple has initiated an exchange program and will provide eligible customers with a new replacement battery, free of charge. The recalled batteries have the Model Number: A1045 and serial numbers that begin with: HQ404, HQ405, HQ406, HQ407, or HQ408. Batteries with the affected serial numbers contain cells that were manufactured by LG Chem, Ltd. of South Korea during the last week of December 2003 only.

Directions on how to participate in the recall if you have an affected machine are available on Apple's website.