Fire Hazard in Lithium-ion Battery Packs Prompts Panasonic Recall

Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack
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March 22, 2016

Panasonic has announced a recall for potentially hazardous computer batteries.

The company is recalling six-cell lithium-ion battery packs sold in Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computers. Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, which poses a risk of fire.

Panasonic and CF-S10 are on the surface of the laptop on the left side below the keyboard. Model numbers CF-VZSU61U and CF-VZSU61R and lot numbers BAW, BBX, BC, C1, and C2 are included in the recall. The model number and lot number are located on the battery pack nameplate.

Consumers could purchase these laptops at Panasonic dealers from December 2011 through August 2013 for about $2,000.

No related injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the laptop computer with the recalled battery, power off the device, remove the battery pack and contact Panasonic for a free replacement battery pack.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Panasonic at (855) 772-8324.

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