[LINK] Qantas bans Dell laptop batteries
ivan at itrundle.com
Fri Aug 25 19:30:15 EST 2006
On 25/08/2006, at 6:56 PM, rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:
> Let's just work this through.
> The consumer electronics brands have been on the warpath for three
> years or more with the line that "counterfeit batteries are
> Sony sells laptops with batteries that don't catch fire.
> Sony outsources battery supply for Dell and Apple to an unbranded
> Chinese manufacturer.
> Dell and Apple buy batteries from Sony which catch fire.
> Other computer makers try leaving Dell hanging out to dry: http://
> www.itbusinessedge.com/item/?ci=19514, "Lithium-Ion Battery Fire
> Hazard Unique to Dell, Other OEMs Say"
> ...and then Apple issues a recall.
> What a hilarious mess!
And if Sony are unaffected by this (i.e. if *their* laptops are
unexplodable), then the conspiracy theorists will suggest that it was
all a dastardly plot by them to increase market share at the expense
No wonder that Dell, Apple, Lenevo and HP are getting together to
talk about developing a 'uniform laptop battery' and to sketch out a
'universal battery standard' in the coming weeks. I wonder if Sony
will be invited to the party?
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