Gateway Recalls 14,000 Notebook Batteries

Gateway Recalls 14,000 Notebook Batteries


You can add Gateway to the list of notebook manufacturers who have issued recalls for battery packs because of fire hazards. A total of 14,000 Gateway batteries are being recalled in the 400VTX and 450ROG series notebooks.

Gateway joins other high-profile companies like Sony and Toshiba, the latter of which reported a laptop fire just last month. Sony’s massive recall involved 10 million. Gateway’s is nowhere near that high, but the concern is the same: reports of burning notebook batteries.

With all of these major manufacturers reporting laptop battery problems, you’re probably either affected personally or know someone who is. Bottom line: Keep a fire extinguisher and pail of water handy, just in case.