Panasonic notebook batteries recalled

Japanese electronics giant Matsushita, the maker of Panasonic products, has begun recalling some 6,000 laptop batteries due to fears that they may overheat, a company spokesman has said. Matsushita Electric Industrial is recalling lithium-ion batteries installed in Panasonic-brand notebook computers assembled in April and May last year and sold in the Japanese market. A company spokesman said the batteries are not products of either Sony or Matsushita, but declined to name the manufacturer. Last month Dell announced a recall of an estimated 4.1 million laptop batteries made by Sony fearing Sony-made batteries could burst into flames. Apple also recalled an estimated 1.1 million Sony-made laptop batteries in the United States and 700,000 more in other countries.

Matsushita spokesman Akira Kadota said the batteries in the Panasonic-brand notebook computers may overheat but they would not start a fire. He also said that
Matsushita received two reports in January and May that batteries installed in its laptops had overheated and deformed the plastic exterior but no one was injured.

There are no comments

Add yours