Pictured here is one of the affected battery packs. Laptop owners can tell if they have the item by looking at the part numbers printed on the back--in this case, it's the designation F5132, highlighted in the inset.
For the batteries in the current recall, Dell said it has received six reports of overheating that resulted in property damage to furniture and personal effects, but no reports of injuries.
Another of the affected battery packs. They were included in laptops shipped between April 2004 and July 18, 2006, that were sold through Dell's Web site, catalogs, as well as over the phone and as part of a service replacement program.