Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Batteries

News.com is reporting that Apple has issued a recall for 1.8 million PowerBook G4 and iBook G4 Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries that used technology from Sony. Batteries with the Sony technology (used in Apple, Dell, and Sony laptops, among others) have recently been catching fire, with Dell recently recalling 4.1 million batteries.

The recall effects a variety of machines manufactured from October 2003 and August 2006, but does not effect the MacBook or the MacBook Pro, as they contain different battery technology. Yesterday, Apple announced that it would be joining Dell and Lenovo in creating Li-Ion standards.

More information can be found on the battery recall's site.

Update: News.com had multiple errors in their original post. The number of recalled batteries is 1.8 million (not 1.3 million), and we have since corrected the battery recall site's link.


Affected models include:

12-inch iBook G4, Model #A1061, Serial #s: 3K429 through 3K611, 6C510 through 6C626
12-inch PowerBook G4, Model #A1079, Serial #s: ZZ411 through ZZ427, 3K428 through 3K611, 3K425 through 3K601
15-inch PowerBook G4, Model #A1078 and A1148, Serial Numbers: 6N530 through 6N551, 6N601

Update 2: Apple appears to have updated the battery model numbers listed on its site. The new models affected are as follows:


Computer model

Battery model number

Serial number range

12-inch iBook G4

A1061

ZZ338 - ZZ427

3K429 - 3K611

6C519 - 6C552


12-inch PowerBook G4

A1079


ZZ411 - ZZ427

3K428 - 3K611


15-inch PowerBook G4

A1078 and A1148

3K425 - 3K601

6N530 - 6N551

6N601

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