MANHASSET, N.Y. Apple Computer Inc. has agreed to recall about 28,000 batteries used in its 15-inch PowerBook G4 laptop computers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday in a Reuters report.
The batteries, made by LG Chemical Ltd., South Korea, could overheat and pose a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission was quoted as saying.
Affected batteries have the model number A1045 and serial numbers that begin with HQ404, HQ405, HQ406, HQ407 or HQ408. The batteries were made during the last week of December 2003.
Apple has received four reports of overheating though no injuries have been reported, the consumer protection agency said. The agency added that consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact Apple for a replacement.
Apple was not immediately available for comment.