1.    31 Mar 2016 #1
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    Toshiba recalls 100,000 laptop batteries due to risk of melting


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    Owners of Toshiba laptops take note - the company is recalling over 100,000 laptop batteries because of a risk they can overheat and melt.

    The recall covers 39 models of Toshiba Portege, Satellite, and Tecra laptops fitted with Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs. Not only were the battery packs installed into new laptops, but they were also sold separately and also installed by Toshiba as part of a repair.

    How can you tell if your laptop is affected?

    Affected battery packs have part numbers that begin with G71C (G71C*******). You can find the part numbers are printed on the battery pack.

    A complete list of battery pack part numbers included in this recall can be found on the firm's website at http://go.toshiba.com/battery.

    Consumers are urged to go to Toshiba's website and click on the battery pack utility link...


    Read more: Toshiba recalls 100,000 laptop batteries due to risk of 'overheating and melting' | ZDNet
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  2.    31 Mar 2016 #2
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    I wonder if this will be extended to Panasonic batteries in general?
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  3.    31 Mar 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
    I wonder if this will be extended to Panasonic batteries in general?
    @rvbfan,

    You got a point I suggest you give them a call the majority of all these batteries come from China and they are the primary vendor for most of these portable computing battery suppliers...

    Portable batteries are a technology that is many years behind the times and I wish someone re-vamps the design and standards, example 6 months to 12 month lifespan doesn't make any sense to me...
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