About 387 Lithium-ion Computer Battery Packs have been recalled by Panasonic Corporation of North America, of Newark, N.J. Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire. 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: CF-VZSU61U, BAW, BBX, BC, C1, C2, and
CF-VZSU61R. The model number and lot number are located on the battery pack nameplate.
The batteries were sold at Panasonic dealers from December 2011 through August 2013 for about $2,000 for the laptop. 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. Contact Panasonic toll-free at 855-772-8324 anytime or visit www.panasonic.com and click on Product Recall for more information. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Panasonic-Recalls-Lithium-ion-Laptop-Battery-Packs.
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