Yesterday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall affecting over 100,000 battery packs in Toshiba laptops. According to the recall notice, these battery packs have the potential to overheat and melt, causing both injury risks to consumers and a potential fire hazard. Thankfully, at the time of the recall, there were no reports of injuries sustained by the defective battery packs.
Affected battery packs are present in Toshiba laptops, but the packs themselves were manufactured by Panasonic. Affected laptops include Portege, Satellite, and Tecra models that were sold between June of 2011 and January of this year. Approximately 91,000 of the recalled units were sold just in the United States.
Individuals with potentially affected laptop battery packs can check the parts number on their battery pack by turning off their laptop and removing the battery. Items included in this particular recall will begin with parts number “G71C.”
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