Safety Alert Number 0708076


Toshiba Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard


Release #07-267
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 457-7777
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries containing Sony cells used in Toshiba notebook
computers.


Units: About 1,400
Computer Importer: Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. , of Irvine, Calif.
Battery Cell Manufacturer: Sony Energy Devices Corp. , of Japan


Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.


Incidents/Injuries: Toshiba has received three reports outside of the United States of notebook
batteries overheating. No injuries have been reported.


Description: The recalled lithium-ion batteries were sold with, or sold separately to be used with the
following notebook computer models:
Satellite A100, Satellite A105 and Tecra A7. The battery model is printed on the battery.
Model / Computer Model Prefix Number (first 2 digits of serial number) / Model Prefix (first 6
characters) / Manufacturing Date Range / Estimated Retail Pricing (when sold)

Satellite A100 / 16, 26, 36, 46 / PSAA0U / January 1, 2006 - April 30,
2006 / About $1,300
Satellite A105 / 16, 26, 36, 46 / PSAA2U, PSAA8U, PSAA9U / January 1,
2006 - April 30, 2006 / About $1,000
Tecra A7 / 16, 26, 36, 46 / PTA70U, PTA71U / January 1, 2006 - April 30,
2006 / About $700

Sold through: Authorized electronics retailers nationwide from January
2006 through April 2006 for between $680 and $1,300 for the computer systems and for between $90
and $120 when sold separately.


Manufactured in: China (battery packs)


Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries and contact Toshiba to receive a free
replacement battery. Consumers can continue to use the notebook computers safely, by turning the
system off, removing the battery, and using the AC adapter and power cord to power the system until the
replacement battery is received. Consumers should use only batteries obtained from Toshiba or from an
authorized Toshiba reseller.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toshiba at (800)
457-7777 anytime or visit the firm's Web site
at www.bxinfo.toshiba.com


To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07267.html