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Panasonic Recalls Lithium-ion Laptop Battery Packs

Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computer
Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack
Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computer

Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computer

Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack

Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack

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.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
March 21, 2016
Units:
About 387 (in addition, 110 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

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

Recall Details

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.

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

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

Manufactured In:
Japan
Importer(s):

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

Recall number:
16-126
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