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Nokia issues recall on mobile phone batteries

Nokia issues recall on mobile phone batteries

Only the BL-5C batteries are effected by the recall.

Due to reported issues of overheating caused by a short circuit while charging, Nokia has issued a product advisory on its BL-5C mobile phone batteries.

The batteries that are effected by the recall are ones that were manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006. It does not apply to any other Nokia battery.

Don't fret over it much though as there has only been approximately 100 incidents reported out of the 46 million batteries that were manufactured during the time frame. All 100 incidents have occurred while the battery was being charged and no serious injuries or property damage has been reported.

The issue will not affect your mobile in terms of usage, but if you still feel a bit weary go ahead and head on over to Nokia's website and follow the simple directions to check your battery out.

Is your mobile battery effected by this or do you know anyone who is? Let us know over in the forums or in the comments section below.

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d4v3 14th August 2007, 15:35 Quote
I had two of these batteries, one could be replaced, one doesnt need to be. To be honest, i was hoping they both would need to be replaced because the ones im using now are a bit knackered :D
Delphium 14th August 2007, 15:43 Quote
Hmmm interesting, my phone happens to use the BL-5C but have not noticed it overheating when charging. Even though the battery tends to still work for about 3 days from a full charge, I think I shall still try blag a new one, just in case ;)

EDIT:So after checking on nokia site, my main battery is not entitled to a replacement, but my spare from an older phone is, so will get that swapped out for a nice new shiney one =]
DarkLord7854 14th August 2007, 20:42 Quote
Mine isn't elligible because it's made in Hungary instead of Japan :(
Sucks because my battery heats up a lot when charging
Hells_Bliss 14th August 2007, 21:18 Quote
are they in any way associated with sony manufactured batteries?
Mister_Tad 14th August 2007, 21:47 Quote
I saw the headline and hoped maybe the BL-5X was recalled due to NOT EVEN LASTING AN ENTIRE DAY WITH MODERATE USE (ie, mine conked out on me at 10pm yesterday, with around an hour of talk time, ffs)

ah well, exploding is more fun I guess
_DTM2000_ 14th August 2007, 22:31 Quote
Darn it, mines made in Hungary too. I was hoping for a replacement as mines conking out. Ah well.
DarkLord7854 14th August 2007, 22:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by _DTM2000_
Darn it, mines made in Hungary too. I was hoping for a replacement as mines conking out. Ah well.

Don't have the Nokia sticker on it either right?
quack 14th August 2007, 22:43 Quote
The one in my current phone doesn't need replacing but the one in my old phone which I donated to work does. :)
_DTM2000_ 14th August 2007, 23:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by DarkLord7854
Don't have the Nokia sticker on it either right?

Er, yes and a hologram. It'd be a bit dumb to try and send back a fake battery wouldn't it? I guess some genius has tried though.
poenanie 15th August 2007, 00:33 Quote
seems like i'll be getting a new battery , the luck is on my side ! :p
wafflesomd 15th August 2007, 08:21 Quote
The 21st century, the age of battery replacement.
quack 15th August 2007, 11:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkLord7854
Don't have the Nokia sticker on it either right?
Legitimate Nokia batteries are made in a few countries, including Hungary.
naokaji 15th August 2007, 11:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hells_Bliss
are they in any way associated with sony manufactured batteries?

that was my first thought when i've read the headline... but sony is not the only one that can produce faulty batteries.
Spacecowboy92 15th August 2007, 19:46 Quote
Mine has no hologram on, meh. I wont bother sending it back till (if) it explodes.
DarkLord7854 15th August 2007, 20:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by quack
Legitimate Nokia batteries are made in a few countries, including Hungary.

Well when I bought my 6600 from the Nokia store, battery came without a hologram.. >.>
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