Gateway Recalls 14,000 Notebook Batteries

Gateway is recalling 14,000 notebook batteries from Gateway 400VTX and 450ROG Series notebooks sold between May 2003 and August 2003.

Gateway says that there have been 4 reported cases of overheating batteries from the notebooks in question.

The affected batteries can be identified by the following part numbers: 6500760 or 6500761.

If you own one of these notebooks you can head on over to and that will give you directions to return your affected battery.

Acer Recalls 27,000 batteries

(Dell Laptop Exploding)

After a notebook exploded in someones lap Acer decided to recall the batteries affected. That means 27,000 more batteries will be added to the defective list.

TravelMate and Aspire series notebooks with model numbers starting with 242, 320, 321, 330, 422, 467, 561, C20, 556, 560, 567, 930, 941 and 980 are affected by the recall.

If you think your notebook may be included in the recall go here to check out if it is.

and, yes they are Sony batteries.

[via DailyTech]

Lenovo Recalling 205,000 Batteries

Lenovo is recalling 205,000 of its 9 cell batteries. The batteries were sold as replacement or optional batteries for ThinkPad R60, R60e, T60, T60p, Z60m, Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p notebooks. The batteries with the part number FRU P/N 92P1131 are being recalled.

The batteries, made by Sanyo, could catch fire if hit hard in the corner like from a fall, the batteries could over heat causing the fire. Sanyo is defending the batteries saying “the problem resulted from strong external impact to the battery and was not a problem with the batteries themselves.”

Lenovo Support Page

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission