Sony—Batteries sold for use in Dell notebook computers

PRA number

2008/10416

Published date

Product description

Potentially affected batteries were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers or separately as secondary batteries:

Latitude: D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810, D530, D620ATG
Inspiron: 500M, 510M, 600M, 700M, 710M, 6000, 6400, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, 9400, E1505, E1705
Precision: M20, M60, M70, M90
XPS: XPS, XPS Gen2, XPS M170, XPS M1710
In addition, these batteries MAY have also been provided in response to service calls. The batteries were shipped to customers between April 1, 2004 and July 18, 2006. The words "DELL" and "Made in Japan" or "Made in China" or "Battery cell made in Japan, Assembled in China" or "Assembled in Taiwan" are printed on the back of the batteries.

NOTE: In October 2008, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission made an announcement affecting a small number of battery packs sold by Dell. Pursuant to that announcement Dell has added [268] part identification numbers to this website. The battery model numbers affected by the 2008 Sony announcement are indicated by an asterisk in the table below and the affected part identification numbers have been added to this database.

Potentially affected batteries were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers or sold separately as secondary batteries:



Latitude: 110L, D530
Inspiron: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160
These batteries may also be used in the following systems:

Latitude: D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610
Inspiron: 500M, 510M, 600M
Precision M20
Identifying features
na

Other identifying numbers

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What are the defects?

There is potential that the affected batteries could overheat, which could pose a risk of fire.

What are the hazards?

Fire and burns

What should consumers do?

Consumers should check www.dellbatteryprogram.com even if they previously checked their battery as part of the original recall.

Supplier

Dell Australia Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.