Safety Alert Number 0708074

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.


Source:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/08/14/Nokia−batteries−ov erheat_1.htm