Panasonic recalls lithium-ion laptop battery packs – Columbus Dispatch (blog)
Details: This recall involves Panasonic six-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery
packs sold in Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computers. “Panasonic” and “CF-S10” are on the surface
of the laptop on the left side below the keyboard. Battery packs with the following model numbers
and production lot numbers are being recalled:
Model Numbers/Lot Numbers
CF-VZSU61U, CF-VZSU61R/ BAW, BBX, BC, C1, C2
The model number and lot number are located on the battery pack nameplate.
Why: Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during
manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.
How many: About 387 (in addition, 110 were sold in Canada)
Incidents: None reported.
Sold at Panasonic dealers from December 2011 through August 2013 for about $2,000
for the laptop. Importer: Panasonic Corporation of North America, of Newark, N.J. Manufactured
Remedy: 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.
For more: Contact Panasonic toll-free at 855-772-8324 anytime or visit
www.panasonic.com and click on Product Recall for more