Apple to recall 1.8 million notebook batteries

Recall is second-biggest in U.S. history involving electronics or computers

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Computer Inc. will recall 1.8 million lithium-ion notebook batteries after nine devices overheated, causing minor burns in two users, U.S. safety regulators said Thursday.

The recall is the second-biggest in U.S. history involving electronics or computers, after No. 1 PC maker Dell Inc. recalled 4.1 million lithium-ion batteries last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

In both cases the batteries had power cells made by Sony Corp.

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