Apple has started to recall some iBook and PowerBook batteries because they contain a battery cell produced by Sony that is a fire hazard.
- 12-inch iBook G4 battery (battery model number A1061) with a battery serial number falling within the ranges of ZZ338 through ZZ427, 3K429 through 3K611 or 6C510 through 6C626
- 12-inch PowerBook G4 battery (battery model number A1079) with a battery serial number falling within the ranges of ZZ411 through ZZ427 or 3K428 through 3K611
- 15-inch PowerBook G4 battery (battery model numbers A1078 and A1148) with a battery serial number falling within the ranges of 3K425 through 3K601, 6N530 through 6N551 or 6N601
I know a few friends with laptops with these serial numbers. Make sure to forward this to anyone who might have an iBook or PowerBook.
If you have one of these batteries, contact Apple at (800) 275-2273 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday or log on to Apple’s Web site to check the battery’s serial number and request a replacement battery.