Acer Notebook Battery – Another Problem?

18 August 2007

After a couple of days that Nokia announced its product advisory regarding the BL-5C battery, I learned that Acer had also announced the battery exchange program for its notebook computer. There were 16 reports of notebook batteries overheating which prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a statement and alerted the manufacturers of notebook computer that use certain lithium-ion battery packs containing cells made by Sony Energy Devices Corporation to take action.

The following Acer notebook computer models sold in the United States and Canada may have battery packs affected by this replacement program:

TravelMateTM Series Beginning with: 242x, 320x, 321x, 330x, 422x, 467x, 561x, C20x.

AspireTM Series Beginning with: 556x, 560x, 567x, 930x, 941x, 980x.

You may check to see if your battery should be replaced at http://www.acerbatteryrecall.com/AcerWeb/ (Acer Battery Exchange Program website)

Please note that the web page is for Acer notebook computer purchased in the United States and Canada beginning May 2004. For Acer customer in Thailand, you are advised to contact Acer service center or the tool-free telephone number at 001800 1562030285.

 

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