Toshiba Australia recalls PC batteries due to fire hazard

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Toshiba Australia recalls PC batteries due to fire hazard

Toshiba Australia has put out a recall on all of its Li-Ion batteries sold with certain laptops and notebook PCs due to overheating and possible burn hazards to consumers.

The recall dated 11 February involves 54 laptop models sold nationally at retail stores such as Harvey Norman, Good Guys and JB Hi-Fi from 1 June 2011 until 30 September 2015.

“If the defect occurs, there is a risk of a fire or a burn hazard to consumers,” the company said in a statement.

All affected consumers have been advised to turn off their PCs and remove the batteries immediately and only use the computers with the AC adaptor until the batteries are replaced.

The company is also offering free replacement packs to consumers with defected batteries. 

Toshiba is the second company after Panasonic this week to have issued a recall on its rechargeable batteries due to overheating and fire hazards.

 

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