Apple to Recall 28,000 Laptop Batteries

August 18, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Apple Computer Inc. (Washington) has agreed to recall about 28,000 batteries used in its 15 in PowerBook G4 laptop computers, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The batteries, made by LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea), could overheat and pose a fire hazard, the CPSC said.

Apple has received four reports of overheating though no injuries have been reported, the CPSC said. The recall affects laptops sold since January, which contain batteries made during the last week of December 2003 only. The batteries have the model number A1045 and serial numbers that begin with HQ404, HQ405, HQ406, HQ407 or HQ408.

Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact Apple at 1-800-275-2273 or at