Panasonic recalls batteries over fire hazard

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Panasonic recalls batteries over fire hazard

Panasonic Australia is recalling all of its CF-VZSU61U rechargeable battery packs due to a glitch that can potentially expose its customers to a "risk of fire or a burn hazard."

The recall dated 10 February is for all rechargeable batteries with the CF-S10 Panasonic Toughbook computers that were sold nationally by Multi Media Technology from 1 April 2012 until 1 June 2013.

The corrupted batteries are easily identifiable through a sticker perched on the battery itself with the manufacturing lot numbers of BAW, BBF, BBX, BBY, BC, C1 C2 and C3.

In the meantime, Panasonic has advised all affected users to only use the computer with an AC adapter, power cord and mains supply power until the batteries are replaced.

Panasonic has also urged consumers with defected batteries to deal with the company directly for a free replacement. 

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