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"Apple Computer today announced a recall of 1.8 million lithium-ion batteries for its iBook and PowerBook notebook PCs, reports Ben Ames of IDG News Service. This is just 10 days after Dell recalled 4.1 million batteries made for its laptops by Sony.


The Apple batteries, also made by Sony Energy Devices, could overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said today.


Apple has counted nine reports of overheating, including two instances that caused minor burns from handling the hot computers, the commission said.


. The batteries were used with the following computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4, and 15-inch PowerBook G4. No other Apple PC models are involved.


Affected consumers are advised to contact Apple at 1-800-275-2273 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Central Time Monday through Sunday or log on to Apple's Web site to check the battery's serial number and request a replacement battery.(Note: the Apple site was opening very slowly this morning."

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