Archive for the 'Stay Safe!' Category

Lenovo recalls 205,000 notebook batteries

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Lenovo recalls 205,000 notebook batteries.  This comes after four customers complained that their batteries had overheated after being dropped, incidents that caused minor eye irritation to one user and severe damage to the notebooks in all four cases. The batteries affected are all 9-cell 10.8V, 5.2 Ah extended life batteries manufactured by Panasonic in Japan.  These […]

Sony gives in and issues global battery recall

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Sony has done what I've been expecting it to do for a few weeks now - it has issued a global recall of all [tag]lithium-ion[/tag] ([tag]Li-Ion[/tag]) [tag]batteries[/tag] used in notebooks.  Withe the Dell, Toshiba, Apple and Lenovo recall Sony was looking at replacing around 7 million batteries.  This recall is bound to dramatically increase that […]

Battery recall could extend to HP, Apple and Lenovo notebooks

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

It could turn out that it's not just [tag]Dell[/tag] notebook batteries that are affected by the latest [tag]battery recall[/tag] - the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating [tag]Sony[/tag] batteries shipped with [tag]HP[/tag], [tag]Apple[/tag] and [tag]Lenovo[/tag] notebooks. My advice to anyone out there who's worried about this is not to panic.  On the whole, batteries […]

Dell goes “Bang!”

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

I know that notebooks get hot nowadays but this is crazy: Imagine that happening when the machine is on your lap or being used on a plane ... luckily, this was at a conference in Japan, and the Dell was on a table. (I'm making the assumption here that this isn't staged or a faked […]

Shoe 1.0 – Remote Lace Overflow

Monday, May 15th, 2006

A new vulnerability has been discovered affecting shoes - this vulnerability could cause users to trip. Fix:----Do not wear untrusted shoes sent to you. Other possible workarounds include sandals (aka. flip-flops). These are a good work-around and are widely available for those concerned about their security. (via Sunbelt Blog)