As a service to our customers were are providing the following information.
The following is a listing of recalls from various manufacturer's computers, notebooks and peripherals that have been announced.
If you have one of these products and need further information, please feel free to call us at 1-800-910-4272.

 
  1. Problem : Apple Computer is recalling 570,000 power adapters used on some older PowerBook models, shipped from May 1998 until March 2000, after reports that the brick-shaped units can overheat, creating a potential fire hazard.  Apple is providing a free replacement power adapter.  Apple is urging customers to order a replacement adapter immediately and not to leave their current AC adapter unattended while plugged into any power outlet.  The recall only includes AC adapters with a two-prong connection, which were designed for use in North American, Japan, Latin America and Asia.  Not being recalled is another adapter, one with a three-prong connection, that was used in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  The label located on the side of the adapter being recalled reads, "Macintosh PowerBook 45W AC Adapter" and lists the model number as M4402.  Those with the recalled adapter are asked to enter their laptop's serial number on Apple's Web site and provide a mailing address where a replacement can be sent.

The affected notebooks include:

  • PowerBook G3
  1. Problem :  Apple Computer is recalling 128,000 notebook computer batteries used on some  iBook and PowerBook models.  An
    internal short can cause the battery cells to overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.  Apple recommends that consumers should immediately cease using series of batteries in question.  The recalled lithium ion batteries were manufactured by LG Chem Ltd., of South
    Korea and assembled in Taiwan and China.  Batteries recalled include those with model numbers A1061, A1078, and A1079 and serial
    numbers that begin with HQ441 through HQ507 or 3X446 through 3X510.  Apple has established a Web site and telephone number for
    consumers to use to exchange the batteries for a free replacement.  The site link is here .

The affected notebooks include:

  • iBook 12" G4

  • PowerBook 12" G4 and 15" G4

    3.  Problem :  Apple is recalling 1.8 million battery packs for its iBook and PowerBook notebook computers due to an
         heating problem.

        The cells in the lithium-ion batteries in the iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 computers - the only two models affected by the recall - were
        produced by Sony.   Apple has received reports of batteries overheating, including two reports of minor burns from the computers.

        The affected notebooks include:

  •   iBook G4
  • PowerBook G4
 

 

 

 

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