Toshiba Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries

Toshiba has received three reports outside of the United States of notebook lithium-ion batteries overheating which posing a fire hazard to consumers, hence they have announced recalling the notebook that are affected.

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, they were sold 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.

For customer who are affected, Toshiba advised to 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.


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