"We were notified by Dell that we had 628 systems with batteries that needed to be replaced," says Terry Driscoll, Executive Director of Information Systems for Lubbock ISD. He spent the last week taking the batteries out of 628 Dell laptop computers.
The batteries can overheat and spark a fire. Dell Senior Vice President Alex Gruzen says, "One more incident in the field would be too many. Therefore, we're taking this broad customer recall action."
Dell will replace the batteries but for Lubbock ISD that means a month of waiting. Driscoll says,"The majority of them seem to be in our mobile laptop carts that we use in schools to take the computers from class to class so a lot of them will be out of commission."
Dell has launched a new web site, t explain the recall. (Click here) to go to that web site.
Problems with the handlebars, wheels and brakes of certain fire-street scooters could cause the parts to detach. Five children have already been injured so the scooters, are being recalled. The F Forward Firestreet scooters are red or blue aluminum with a fold-down frame and model number BZ 020 SP. Target sold the scooters from February 2004 though July 2006 for about $24.
Lamps can spark and overheat so JC Penney is recalling the Crazy Daisy 3-in-1 electronic motion shade lamps. JC Penney sold the lamps from June 2005 though March of this year for about $30. For more information on these recalls and others, (click here).