Dell is voluntarily recalling and offering free replacements for certain notebook batteries that were sold for use with some models of Dell Latitude TM, Dell Precision TM and Dell Inspiron TM notebook computers. It is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire.
Potentially affected batteries were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers or separately as secondary batteries:
* Latitude D410, D505, D510, D600, D610, D800, D810
* Inspiron 510M, 600M, 6000, 8600, 9200, 9300, XPS Gen 2
* Precision M20, M70
In addition, these batteries may have also been provided in response to service calls. The batteries were shipped to customers between October 5, 2004 and October 13th 2005. The words “DELL” and “Made in Japan” or “Made in China” are printed on the back of the batteries. The following battery models, only, are subject to recall: 3K590, C5340, X5308, F5132, U5882, U5867, 6P922, C5446, C2603.
These part numbers are printed on the back of the battery packs as illustrated below.
To determine whether your battery is affected by this issue, you should Click Here. The website will direct you to find and enter an identification number from the back of your battery pack so as to determine whether the battery is affected by this issue. If the battery is subject to this recall you will be automatically connected to a replacement order form. Dell will also provide a means for you to return the affected battery packs for proper disposal.
For more detailed instructions.
You can also write to Dell Inc., Attn: Battery Program, 9701 Metric Blvd., Suite 200, Austin, TX 78758.
Batteries subject to recall should not be used while awaiting a replacement battery pack from Dell. You may continue to use your notebook computer using the AC adapter power cord originally provided with your notebook.