Gateway has identified that certain lithium-ion batteries manufactured
by Sony Energy Devices Corp. can potentially overheat under rare circumstances.
While Gateway has not identified any failures of this type in Gateway
systems using these batteries, the company is cooperating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Sony to act in the interest of customer safety by initiating a voluntary recall of all affected batteries.
Gateway notebook PCs with these batteries began shipping in September
2005. They were primarily sold through Gateway’s Direct and Professional channels and to a lesser degree in retail. Gateway is offering free
replacement batteries for customers who purchased notebooks with affected batteries.