Nokia says 46 million batteries may overheat.
Nokia is offering to replace 46 million batteries made by another company for use in its mobile
phones because of a risk of overheating, Nokia said on Tuesday, August 14. The faulty batteries
were manufactured by Japan's Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. and sold in a wide range of Nokia
phones, from its lo − end 1100 family of products to its pricier N91 and E60 devices. Nokia said
that in "very rare cases" a short circuit can cause the Nokia − branded BL−5C batteries to overheat
while they are being recharged. It said it knows of about 100 incidents so far and that no serious
injuries or property damage have been reported.