Fujitsu America is recalling about 300 Fujitsu notebook computer battery packs at risk of overheating and catching fire. The battery packs pose a fire hazard to consumer and the company is offering replacements free of charge.
Fujitsu America is recalling notebook computers with lithium ion batteries in the Celsius H720 and LIFEBOOK E752, P701, P702, P770, P771, P772, S752, S762 and T580 models. The battery packs were also sold separately.
The product is 8 inches long, 2 inches wide and about 0.8 inches high. Model number CP556150-1 including all serial numbers, and model number CP556150-2 with serial number range Z120102 through Z120512 are included in this recall.
The model and serial number is located on the white battery label on the bottom of the computer. The batteries were sold between August 2012 through July 2015 for about $150.
The company was notified of the battery packs catching fire three times, specifically in Asia. Incidents occurred twice and Japan and once in China, causing fire damage to rugs, bedding, a desk and other furniture. No injuries have been reported.
Fujitsu urges consumers to immediately turn off the computer, remove the battery and contact the company for a replacement free of charge. However, the Fujitsu notebook computer can be used without the battery pack by plugging in the AC adapter.
For more information, contact Fujitsu via phone at 800-838-5487 or online at www.fujitsu.com/us. Click on “Important Announcement: Voluntary Battery Recall and Replacement.”
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