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Flaming Batteries Prompt Dell, Apple Recalls

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Flaming Batteries Prompt Dell, Apple Recalls

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Flaming Batteries Prompt Dell, Apple Recalls

Flaming Batteries Prompt Dell, Apple Recalls

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Leading computer makers Apple and Dell both announced massive recalls of some laptop computer models recently due to batteries that might catch fire.

We hear from an Arizona man whose truck was destroyed by a laptop that caught fire, and talk with the founder of the HowStuffWorks.com Web site about why some batteries can overheat to the point of ignition.