Bug in jQuery 1.6.2 causing IE to crash

A client's site was crashing in IE8 causing the message "This tab has been recovered. A problem with this webpage caused Internet Explorer to close and reopen the tab."  It turns out there is a bug with jQuery version 1.6.2 having to do with CSS background images which was the culprit (http://bugs.jquery.com/ticket/9823)

Simply upgrading to the latest jQuery version solved the problem. Something to be aware of for other sites using background images and jQuery 1.6.2.