One of my laptop batteries has died. Not discharged; died, as in will not recharge and displays error codes when you run its diagnostics. I wrote to Dell support, and as I expected, they told me that the battery is a consumable item with a one year warranty. The battery is more than a year old, so it's a write-off. Fortunately, we had five batteries for the two working laptops, so we probably don't even need to buy another battery. (Lisa disassembled the busted laptop, salvaging any usable parts and throwing the rest away.) The other four batteries all test good on their internal diagnostics. No telling why the one went bad.
None of my laptop batteries are on the recall list. It's sort of a pity that the now-dead battery wasn't on the list; Dell would have replaced it if it was.
I don't expect to get on-line on Friday, which will break a very long string of consecutive posting days, as I recall. Maybe I'll post a backdated entry later.