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Rechargeable lithium-ion batterieswith Sony cells in Toshiba notebook computers

Description: Toshiba Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2007 Release #07-267 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 457-7777 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Toshiba Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. 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 [Source]

Rechargeable lithium-ion batterieswith Sony cells in Toshiba notebook computers Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date08/09/2007
Recall ID3689
Recall Number07267
Product TypeAdapter/Power Supply/Charger/Battery
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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