ENN is reporting that Virgin Airlines is taking steps to ban the inflight use of most Dell and Apple laptops after the recent spate of exploding batteries that was followed by a recall. Quantas and Korean Air have already done this. Virgin is allowing up to 2 individually wrapped batteries to be carried but they cannot be put to use.
Given how rare these "explosions" have been, this seems like overkill. Next they’ll be banning water on flights … oh!