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Battery recall could extend to HP, Apple and Lenovo notebooks

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 are pretty safe and if we put the Dell problem into perspective, it isn't like these notebooks have been exploding left, right and center.  Any cell if overheated or shorted can rupture and possibly explode and the while there is an increased risk of cell failure from the recalled batteries, it's still only a small increase.

If you are worried about your notebook's battery, here are a few tips: