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The highlights are as follows:
The recall affects certain Inspiron, Latitude and Precision mobile workstations and XPS units shipped between April 2004 and July 18, 2006. Sony manufactured the batteries that are being recalled.
If they have one of the affected units, consumers are advised to eject the battery from the notebook after powering down and continue using the notebook with its AC power adapter, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Starting Tuesday, Aug. 15th, customers will be able to go to a Dell Web site (http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com) to determine if they need a new battery.
Dell also plans to launch a toll-free number, 1-866-342-0011, for people affected by the situation.