Fujitsu America Issues Recall For Computer Notebook Battery Packs Due To Fire Hazard
Fujitsu America, Inc. has recently announced a recall involving its notebook computer battery packs as they may overheat and cause fire. The said recall is being done in cooperation with Panasonic, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and Fujitsu Canada, Inc. The affected battery packs were said to have actually been supplied by Panasonic.
CPSC reports there have been no reports of any accident or injury related to the recalled battery packs in the United States. However, there have been two reports of battery packs catching on fire in Japan, as well as one in China. The reported fire incidents were said to have brought damage to rugs, beddings, a desk as well as other furniture.
Fujitsu America’s recent recall involves lithium ion battery packs that were sold or provided as replacement battery packs for a number of Fujitsu notebook computer models. These include the Celsius H720 and LIFEBOOK E752, P701, P702, P770, P771, P772, S752, S762 and T580. Furthermore, the affected battery packs also have the model number CP556150-2 with serial numbers Z120102 to Z120512 as well as model number CP556150-1 with any serial number. These can be found printed on the white battery label. Meanwhile, the battery pack itself is black in color and measures around 8 inches long, 2 inches wide and 0.8 inches high.
There are 300 battery packs being recalled throughout the U.S. Meanwhile, five were said to have been sold in Canada. The affected battery backs were manufactured in Japan and carry the Fujitsu Limited label.
Fujitsu says it will provide customers with a new replacement battery pack free of charge, along with shipping and handling. Once the affected battery pack has been replaced, customers can readily use their Fujitsu personal computers as normal.