Thursday, 16 August 2007

Nokia BL-5C battery product recall - overheating

About 100 incidents of over-heating while charging the battery (with "no serious injuries or property damage") have been reported in relation to Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries made by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006.

100 so far doesn't seem too bad considering 46 million of those batteries were made, but the "serious" gave me pause for a second!

It seems the batteries could have been used with the following mobile phones /cellphones including the popular E60:
Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60

The product advisory applies also to the following accessories:
Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-1W, Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-3W

If you have an affected battery Nokia and Matsushita will replace it free of charge - more info, including how to identify if your own cell phone battery is affected, is on the Nokia product advisory page.

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