Airline checks Dell and Apple computers for hazard
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Qantas, Australia's primary airline, has begun checking the batteries of Dell and Apple computers and in some cases removing them for the safety of the passengers. This relatively new safety precaution was sparked by a battery recall a few months ago. 4 million Dell laptops worldwide were recalled after some of the laptop batteries exploded, causing the laptop to erupt into a fireball.
Although Qantas has yet to release a statement, they are expected to within the next few days. The company said in an interview that the practice has been occurring for a number of months for the passengers' safety to mitigate the rare chance of fire.
- —Sharron, an employee of Qantas.
- David Utter. "Qantas Watching Out For Dell Users" — , August 24, 2006