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Computers / Dell Recall / Batteries #836519

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Elisabeth Leamy) Dell computer's recall of over four million lithium ion batteries used in notebook computers examined; photos shown of fires coming from computers; details given about the Sony batteries. [Former Dell employee Robert DAY†- questions Dell's safety diligence.] [Two laptop USERS - comment.] [Dell SPOKESMAN - responds.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) The problems with lithium ion batteries used in many high-tech devices examined; details given about battery fires in cell phones. [Technology analyst Rob ENDERLE†- talks about battery reliability.] ["Consumer Reports" Paul REYNOLDS†- says the batteries are so powerful....]

Gibson, Charles;
Leamy, Elisabeth;
Potter, Ned

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