Panasonic Corporation of North America of Newark, N.J., is recalling about 500 lithium-ion (Li-ion) computer battery packs in the U.S. and Canada.
Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.
No incidents or injuries have been reported
This recall involves Panasonic six-cell 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:
The model number and lot number are located on the battery pack nameplate.
The battery packs, manufactured in Japan, were sold at Panasonic dealers from December 2011, through August 2013, for about $2,000 for the laptop.
What to do
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.
Consumers may contact Panasonic toll-free at 855-772-8324 anytime or visit www.panasonic.com for more information.