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Dell notebook batteries recalled

Aug. 16, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Office of Information Technology is advising all students, faculty and staff of an important manufacturer's recall involving Dell notebook computers purchased during the past two years.

Dell has identified a potential problem associated with certain batteries sold with Dell Latitude, Inspiron, XPS and Dell Precision Mobile Workstation notebook computers. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, Dell is voluntarily recalling certain Dell-branded batteries with cells manufactured by Sony and is offering free replacements for these batteries. Under rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire.

Owners of Dell notebooks purchased between April 1, 2004, and July 18, 2006, are encouraged to visit www.dellbatteryprogram.com for more information and to determine if your computer is among those included in the recall.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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