Fujitsu Recalls Battery Packs Due to Potential Fire Hazard
An information technology equipment manufacturer is recalling a potentially dangerous battery pack used in notebook computers.
Fujitsu announced the recall this week after reports of its lithium ion battery pack overheating, which poses a fire hazard to consumers. The company received three reports of fire and causing damage to rugs, bedding, a desk, and other furniture. No injuries were reported.
Fujitsu lists about 300 battery packs in the United States as potentially dangerous.
The affected products were sold exclusively as replacement battery packs for the following computers: Celsius H720 and Lifebook E752, P701, P702, P770, P771, P772, S752, S762 and T580. Model number CP556150-1 including all serial numbers, and model number CP556150-2 with serial number range Z120102 through Z120512 are included in this recall. The model and serial numbers are printed on the white battery label. The notebook computer's model number is printed on a label on the bottom of the notebook.
The replacement packs were sold at the Fujitsu website and other online retailers from August 2012 to July 2015 for about $150.
Consumers should immediately turn off their Fujitsu notebook computer, remove the battery pack and contact Fujitsu for a free replacement battery pack. Consumers can continue to use their Fujitsu notebook computer without the battery pack by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.
Customers with questions can contact the company at (800) 838-5487.