Dell will issue the largest recall of any consumer electronics company in history tomorrow Bright side is if you have a newer laptop with a battery that is not what it used to you may be able to get a replacement if the serial number matches.
My laptop is a Dell Inspiron that I purchased April 2005 so it may be affected.
I have not had a problem with the battery and get about 4 hours use before it needs to be recharged.....although I usually use it plugged in and keep it fully charged.
I heard the report on tonights National News. The Dell site is still down.