Just when we thought all the battery recall madness was over, Gateway’s voluntary recalling 14,000 lithium-ion batteries that shipped with the Gatewayy 400VTX and 450ROG series notebooks. The company says that under certain conditions, these battery packs can overheat and create a potential fire hazard. The affected battery packs were shipped between May 2003 to August 2003 in the United States.
Gateway advises customers to contact the company to determine whether their battery pack is a part of this recall. Only battery packs identified by part number 6500760 or 6500761 (included on a label on the underside of the battery pack) are affected. Customers can find more detailed information and instructions by visiting https://www.gateway.com/battery or call (800) 292-6813 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central time.