Name of Product: Rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries with cells
manufactured by Sony for certain previous iBook G4 and PowerBook G4
notebook computers only.

Units: About 1.1 million battery packs (an additional 700,000 battery
packs were sold outside the U.S.)

Battery Cell Manufacturer: Sony Energy Devices Corp., of Japan

Computer Manufacturer: Apple Computer Inc., of Cupertino, Calif.

Hazard: These lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to

Incidents/Injuries: Apple has received nine reports of batteries
overheating, including two reports of minor burns from handling overheated
computers and other reports of minor property damage. No serious injuries
were reported.

Description: The recalled lithium-ion batteries were used with the
following computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch
PowerBook G4. Consumers should remove the battery from the computer to
view the model and serial numbers labeled on the bottom of the unit.

Computer model name Battery model number Battery serial numbers

ZZ338 through ZZ427
12-inch iBook G4 A1061 3K429 through 3K611
6C510 through 6C626

12-inch PowerBook G4 A1079 ZZ411 through ZZ427
3K428 through 3K611

3K425 through 3K601
15-inch PowerBook G4 A1078 and A1148 6N530 through 6N551

No other Apple notebook computers are involved in this recall.

Sold Through: Apple’s online store, Apple retail stores nationwide, and
Apple Authorized Resellers from October 2003 through August 2006 for
between $900 and $2300. The batteries also were sold separately for about

Assembled in: Japan, Taiwan and China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and
contact Apple to arrange for a replacement battery, free of charge. After
removing the recalled battery from their iBook or PowerBook, consumers
should plug in the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement
battery arrives.

Consumer Contact: Contact Apple at (800) 275-2273 between 8 a.m. and 8
p.m. CT Monday through Sunday or log on to Apple’s Web site at to check the battery’s serial
number and request a replacement battery/