Sony isn’t doing to well in the battery business, they’ve already had millions of their notebook batteries recalled, and they’re not through yet.
Acer has just announced a voluntary recall of 27,000 lithium ion laptop batteries. The batteries run the risk of short-circuiting and bursting into flames. That’s usually bad for something that one tends to set on their lap.
Acer has had 16 reports of overheating batteries, which prompted this recall. The notebooks affected are Travelmates sold between May 2004 and November 2006. Check Acer’s official site for more info.
Acer recalls 27,000 notebook batteries [via crave]