I just love stories like this
The Register follows the „exploding Sony batteries” story in their own style.
One headline read: „Dell recalls 4.1m ‘Zippo’ laptop batteries”.
This was followed by „Battery recall spreads like wild, er fire”. Inside this story, there is this hilarious paragraph:
On a related note, we would like to take this opportunity to point out that although everyone is referring to these as „Zippo” batteries, they are of course, not actually made by Zippo at all.
Zippo has asked us to point out that „Zippo Manufacturing Company is a small company that has made very high quality lighters for almost 75 years”.
We are happy to do so, and will henceforth refrain from making any such references, although we do reserve the right to light our cigars with our laptops, should any of them burst into flame.