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Gateway recalls 14,000 notebook batteries

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Gateway Inc. is recalling 14,000 batteries used in its notebook PCs after four customers reported that their computers had overheated, a similar condition to the massive battery recall that swept the industry in 2006.

Dell Inc., Apple Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd. and other vendors recalled more than 8 million batteries made by Sony Corp. when customers began complaining that the rechargeable lithium-ion cells could overheat and catch fire after being dropped. Gateway recalled 35,000 batteries in that episode, beginning in October 2006.

However, the new recall affects battery cells made by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and assembled into battery packs by Simplo Technology Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, Gateway spokeswoman Lisa Emard said on Tuesday.

Gateway, the third-largest PC vendor in the U.S., expects both vendors to help cover the cost of the action.
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/...tteries_1.html
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Bump.

Some pretty important stuff; espeically because a lot of users here own laptops.

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is this the most updated list? Currently mine isn't on there, just making sure I'm not going to be roasting smores on my laptop case anytime soon. I have an MX6425.
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GATEWAY SUCKS!! You guys were screwed the day you bought that laptop their laptops (and desktops) are horrible made and designed.
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GATEWAY SUCKS!! You guys were screwed the day you bought that laptop their laptops (and desktops) are horrible made and designed.


I agree their pc's arn't to stellar as I've gone through a couple in my day. But my laptop has been running for almost 2 years without a single issue. It was a pretty good deal when I got it too.

I don't know what point your post really had...
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Thanks for the heads-up aHandz!

Checking mine now.

*ETA: Mine is not on the list.

Here is a direct link to the recall list:

http://www.gateway.com/battery/
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is this the most updated list? Currently mine isn't on there, just making sure I'm not going to be roasting smores on my laptop case anytime soon. I have an MX6425.
The list on the left side of the page you linked to is dated yesterday... so I would say "yes".
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