Dell has announced that it is to recall 35,000 notebook batteries that could potentially pose a fire risk. The recall is being undertaken in conjunction with the Consumer Products Safety Commission. So far there have been no injuries reported, but Dell has received three reports of damage to table tops and desks as a result of the problem.

Users who may need a new battery are those using Dell Latitude models D410, D505, D510, D600, D610, D800, and D810; Inspiron models 510M, 600M, 6000, 8600, 9200, and 9300; the XPS Generation 2 notebook; and Precision M20 and M70 mobile workstations. The batteries were also sold separately and provided as part of service replacements, Dell said.