|Apple to recall 1.8 million notebook batteries - 8/24/2006|
|Apple Computer (APPL) will recall 1.8 million lithium-ion notebook batteries after nine devices overheated, causing minor burns to two users, U.S. safety regulators said Thursday.
The recall is the second-biggest in U.S. history involving electronics or computers. Just last week, No. 1 PC maker Dell recalled 4.1 million lithium-ion batteries.
In both cases, the batteries had power cells made by Sony.
Sony said in a separate statement that it did not anticipate further recalls of batteries using the potentially faulty cells. The giant Japanese electronics company said the Apple and Dell recalls would cost Sony between 20 billion yen and 30 billion yen ($172 million to $258 million).|