“Every Halloween, the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode.” And every few days, Sony batteries cause laptops to burst forth with loud report.
Apple, following a similar move by Dell, is recalling some of its laptop batteries. If you own an iBook G4 or Powerbook G4 and your lap hasn’t already reached the temperature of the sun, you might want to go over to Apple’s Battery Replacement page to find out whether or not your battery is eligible for recall. According to Apple, my battery’s serial number falls outside the range of suspect units. Oddly, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release lists a slightly larger range of serial numbers. My battery does fall within that range. I guess if it blows up I can blame the government or something.
Meanwhile, I’ve prepared a lovely snack for cooking on an open lithium-ion flame. Mmmm… now that’s good eatin’!