Fujitsu is recalling approximately 300 notebook computer battery packs because they can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The company has received three reports of the battery packs catching fire, including one in Japan and another in China that damaged furniture. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled battery packs were used in certain Fujitsu personal computers, sold either with a PC or sold separately as spares. They were sold online at www.shopfujitsu.com and other Web retailers from August 2012 through July 2015 for about $150. The black battery packs measure about 8 inches long and were used in several Fujitsu PCs, including the CELSIUS H720 and several LIFEBOOK models. The notebook computer’s model number is printed on a label on the bottom of the notebook. The following two part numbers, shown on the battery pack, are recalled: CP556150-01 and CP556150-02.
Consumers are advised to immediately turn off their Fujitsu notebook computer, remove the battery pack and contact Fujitsu for a free replacement battery pack. In the meantime, consumers can continue to use their Fujitsu notebook computers without the battery pack by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.
Source: CPSC | Fujitsu
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