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Qantas makes passengers remove Dell batteries

Not just ones on defective list
Wed Aug 23 2006, 12:14
AUSSIE AIRLINE Qantas has made the first move to protect planes from problems caused by defective Dell batteries.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, passengers can still check and carry on their Dells, but only use them when batteries are removed.

However, there is confusion at some airports according to the newspaper - with some passengers finding security staff removed Dell batteries and taped up the contact points.

Last week we revealed that an international aviation body was to discuss Dell batteries at an upcoming conference in Montreal.

The Australian prohibition, where it's enforced, applies to all Dell notebooks and not just for machines the firm warned might have problems with batteries. µ

See Also
Laptop batteries on planes are an accident waiting to happen
Aviation regulators to discuss Dell notebook recall

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Sydney Morning Herald

 

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