Dell Inc. (DELL) is recalling battery packs made for the following models of notebook computers that were shipped between April 2004 and last month:
— Dell Latitude D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810.
— Dell Inspiron 6000, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, 500m, 510m, 600m, 6400, E1505, 700m, 710m, 9400, E1705.
— Dell Precision M20, M60, M70, M90.
— XPS, XPS Gen2, XPS M170 and XPS M1710.
The batteries were also sold separately for $60 to $180, including to customers on service calls.
Each battery bears an identification number on a white sticker. Customers should have the number handy when they call Dell to learn if the battery is covered by the recall.
The company planned to launch a Web site, http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com, at 1 a.m. CDT on Tuesday.
Customers can also call a toll-free Dell number, 1-866-342-0011, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT.
Dell said the notebooks can be safely used on an A/C power cord if the battery is removed first.