If you own a Dell (I can think of a whole heck of a lot of people off of the top of my head who could be affected, including my own Mother and certain bloggers), then go to www.dellbatteryprogram.com to check if your laptop battery is included in this recall.
Heh. I just checked (at 6:53PM Eastern time on 8/14/2006) and there is nothing about the recall on the Direct 2 Dell blog.
Update1: Oh My. This keeps on getting better. The dellbatteryprogram.com site is currently unreachable (7:04pm Eastern on 8/14/2006) and the Google cache dated 8/09/2006 for dellbatteryprogram.com contains an earlier Dell Battery recall program. So, either the NYTimes got the url wrong or Dell is not ready with their Web site yet.
Update2: A visitor from Dell corporate clicked through to this entry from Technorati and surprisingly enough, Dell has responded on their blog. And they even mentioned that the recall Web site will be live after midnight Central Time tonight.
[tags]Dell, Direct 2 Dell, Dell Recall, 4.1 million is sure a lot of batteries [/tags]