Feeds

Gateway recalls 14,000 more laptop batteries

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Gateway has asked a further 14,000 of its customers to send back their laptop batteries in a recall that stretches back more than four years.

Unlike the broad battery recall the PC company announced in October 2006 in the wake a spate of incidents in which batteries from a variety of laptop vendors spontaneously combusted, the new programme centres on just two notebooks: the 400VTX and the 450ROG, respectively fitted with battery models 6500760 and 6500760. These are not machines and components included in the October recall.

Gateway said the affected battery packs were shipped to customers between May 2003 and July 2003, both within the named laptops and as standalone batteries. Some of the named laptops have different batteries, Gateway said, so it's important to compare both numbers before contacting the company.

Gateway battery recall details
Where to find that battery model number

You can find out how to locate the battery numbers here.

Gateway's recall follows a warning from Toshiba that there are still plenty of users out there who haven't yet exchanged potentially faulty batteries. The Japanese company's statement followed yet another case of a burning battery, one which could have been replaced free of charge in last year's recall.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management
How using vulnerability assessments to identify exploitable weaknesses and take corrective action can reduce the risk of hackers finding your site and attacking it.