Product Bulletin
Bulletin Name:  Dell Battery Recall 2001
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Dell is voluntarily recalling certain batteries that were sold for use with some models of Dell Inspiron notebook computers. These batteries are subject to overcharge, potentially causing them to overheat, release smoke and possibly catch fire. [Announced May 3, 2001]

Models affected include:
  • Inspiron 5000, Inspiron 5000e
The batteries were also sold separately, including in response to service calls. The systems and/or batteries were shipped to customers between Jan. 7, 2000 and March 21, 2001.

Please note only the described batteries are part of the recall and not the notebook computers themselves.

How to determine if your battery may be affected:
Condition 1: P/N: 083KV or P/N: 2127U is listed on the Inspiron 5000 BATTERY MODULE Label
Condition 2: The letter "P" is in the upper right corner of the white stickers displaying a series of numbers and letters.

If the battery passes both conditions then the battery is being recalled. If it does not meet both conditions it is not being recalled.

Dell strongly recommends that you upgrade your BIOS to improve your computer's power management. Please click on the model of your notebook and follow the onscreen directions.

Inspiron 5000
Inspiron 5000e

Contact Dell  about your replacement options.