Nokia issues recall on mobile phone batteries

Written by Phil Cogar

August 14, 2007 // 2:38 p.m.

Tags: #bl-5c #nokia #over-heating #product-advisory #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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