p2pnet.net News:- Apple has more bad news batteries.
Five class-action lawsuits accused Apple of misrepresenting claims of the iPod battery life and now it’s having to recall about 28,000, $130-a-throw rechargeable batteries used in 15" PowerBook G4 computers
An internal short can cause the battery cells to overheat, "posing a fire hazard to consumers" and Apple says it’s already had four cases of batteries overheating, "though no injuries have been reported".
The batteries contain cells made during the last week of December 2003 only, have the model number A1045 and serial numbers that begin with HQ404, HQ405, HQ406, HQ407, or HQ408, says Apple.
The model and serial numbers can be found on a label on the bottom of the batteries.
National and regional resellers, catalogers, and Apple’s online and retail stores sold PowerBook with the dangerous batteries from January 2004 through August 2004 for between $2000 and $2600.
The batteries also were sold separately for about $130.
"Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact Apple to arrange for a replacement battery, free of charge," says the company.