Panasonic Recalls Lithium-ion Laptop Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard

Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.

Recall date: March 21, 2016
Recall number: 16-126
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  • Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computer

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    Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computer

  • Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack

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    Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Lithium-ion Computer Battery Packs

Hazard:

Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.

Consumer Contact:

Panasonic toll-free at 855-772-8324 anytime or visit www.panasonic.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 387 (in addition, 110 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves Panasonic six-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs sold in Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computers. “Panasonic” and “CF-S10” are on the surface of the laptop on the left side below the keyboard. Battery packs with the following model numbers and production lot numbers are being recalled:

 

Model Numbers

Lot Numbers

CF-VZSU61U

BAW, BBX, BC, C1, C2

CF-VZSU61R

 

The model number and lot number are located on the battery pack nameplate.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the laptop computer with the recalled battery, power off the device, remove the battery pack and contact Panasonic for a free replacement battery pack.

Sold at

Panasonic dealers from December 2011 through August 2013 for about $2,000 for the laptop.  

Importer(s)

Panasonic Corporation of North America, of Newark, N.J.

Manufactured in

Japan

  • Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computer

  • Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack