Dell Joins the Flaming Notebook Discussion

Is it that big of a deal that one out of countless Dell laptops in existence catch on fire?  The obvious answer is yes.  It's been the topic of discussion through out the blogosphere, since the initial report back on June 22.  It's official; Dell has joined in on the discussion a week ago.  They believe it's the fault of the lithium ion battery cell.  It takes two to tango, and a battery alone doesn't catch on fire without the help of the laptop that it's attached to.  And by the way, we care to be reminded that there are billions of lithium ion batteries used in electronic products – what we do care about is not being torched by a flaming laptop.

Thanks Jason!