IBM Joins the Heat Miser Society for Mobile Computing

Fresh on the heels of the growing ban on battery-powered inflight use of Apple and Dell laptops: Add IBM to the list of spontaneously combustible mobile adding machines.

Gizmodo, second-cousin by marriage to the Consumerist, has the scoop on an IBM notebook that caught fire at the United Airlines Red Carpet Club at LAX:

    I spoke to the laptop owner (while getting close for some pictures!) and he said he his laptop was an IBM, that he had checked the battery against the recalls on the net and his battery wasn’t a recall.

No further details as to the producer of the battery, or the precise model of the laptop.

This would never have happened to an Epson HX-20.

Gizmodo Reader Witnesses IBM Laptop Catch Fire at LAX [Gizmodo]

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  1. Nottma says:

    ARGG! That’s the same model as my IBM laptop and I thought I was invulnerable.

    At least I still have an extra battery IBM accidentally give me.