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Old 05-18-2009, 08:00 AM   #1
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Laptop Battery Recall - Heads Up

Fire hazard!

Lithium-Ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers

HP Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

Affected laptops - see link for model numbers and battery bar codes.
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In honor of CFB, I'll add that the fire danger is 10X as great if the battery is powering an AMD chip...
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In honor of CFB, I'll add that the fire danger is 10X as great if the battery is powering an AMD chip...
Actually, CFB would say that ANY laptop running an AMD chip is as likely to blow up as hitting the back end of a Ford Pinto........
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Toxic toys, toxic pet food and now exploding batteries...
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Toxic toys, toxic pet food and now exploding batteries...
Amen!
I have made it a point to no longer purchase anything Made In China for safety reasons. This is tough to do, but it is possible.
I wonder what a Chinese version of Ralph Nader would be like?
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