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Laptop batteries recalled due to fire and burn hazards

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Fujitsu is recalling their battery packs for laptops and workstations after discovering they can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to users. (Photo: US Consumer Product Safety Commission) Fujitsu is recalling their battery packs for laptops and workstations after discovering they can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to users. (Photo: US Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(Meredith) – Fujitsu is recalling their battery packs for laptops and workstations after discovering they can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to users.

This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs for these Fujitsu notebook computers and workstations:

  • CELSIUS H720
  • LIFEBOOK E752
  • E733
  • E743
  • E753
  • P702
  • P772
  • S710
  • S752
  • S762
  • T732
  • T734
  • T902

Recalled battery pack product numbers are:

  • CP556150-03
  • CP579060-01
  • CP629458-03

The product and serial numbers are printed on a white sticker on the battery.  Serial numbers included in the recall are:

Product Number Serial Numbers (First Seven Characters) Serial Numbers (Last Seven Characters)
CP556150-03 Z130119 All
CP556150-03 Z130120 000038Z-004207Z
CP556150-03 Z130131-Z130205 All
CP579060-01 Z130129 All
CP579060-01 Z130130 All
CP579060-01 Z13131 000089Z-000662Z
CP579060-01 Z130221 All
CP579060-01 Z130304 000045Z-000563Z
CP579060-01 Z130304 001210Z-001963Z
CP579060-01 Z130304 002302Z-002847Z

Additional Recalled Units:

CP579060-01 Z130304 000017Z-000524Z
CP629458-03 Z130301-Z130407 All

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery packs, power off the laptop, remove the battery and follow instructions to obtain a free replacement battery pack. Until a replacement battery pack is received, consumers should use the laptop by plugging in AC power only.

[Click Here To View The Recall On The US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Website]

Fujitsu has received one report of a battery fire in Canada.

The batteries were sold separately online at shopfujitsu.com from July 2012 through December 2017 for about $170.

They were also bundled with Fujitsu notebook computers and workstations for a total of $1,100 to $2,900.

About 5,800 units were affected by this recall.

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Information for this article was provided by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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