Panasonic Recalls 'Smoking' Toughbook Batteries

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Panasonic has recalled battery packs from a number of its ruggedised tablet and notebook products. The defect may cause devices to overheat, produce smoke and potentially ignite. There are number of different models affected, with a number of specific battery packs made after March 2013 subject to the recall.

Toughbooks with the model number CF-VZSU61U, the CF-S10 Panasonic Toughbook Computer, are affected. The model number can be found on the sticker attached to the battery with manufacturing numbers starting with BAW, BBF, BBX, BBY, BC, C1, C2 and C3 affected.

The CF-H2 Panasonic Tablet (model CF-VZSU53AW) is also affected with manufacturing lot numbers beginning with: B, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C93, C94, C96, C9C, C9J, C9K being called back.

And, the FZ-G1 Marks 1, 2 and 3 are also affected.

If you have one of these systems, the advice is to check for signs of overheating, remove the battery and run from mains power only. You should contact Panasonic, or your reseller, and receive a free replacement battery.


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