Name of Product: Fujitsu notebook computer battery packs
Hazard: The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately turn off their Fujitsu notebook computer, remove the battery pack and contact Fujitsu for a free replacement battery pack. Consumers can continue to use their Fujitsu notebook computer without the battery pack by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.
Consumer Contact: Fujitsu at 800-838-5487 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.fujitsu.com/us and click on “Important Announcement: Voluntary Battery Recall and Replacement” for more information.
Units: About 300 (in addition, about 5 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves Fujitsu lithium ion battery packs sold or provided as replacement battery packs for the following Fujitsu notebook computers: Celsius H720 and LIFEBOOK E752, P701, P702, P770, P771, P772, S752, S762 and T580. The battery packs were also sold separately. The black battery packs measure about 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 numbers are printed on the white battery label. The notebook computer’s model number is printed on a label on the bottom of the notebook.
Incidents/Injuries: Fujitsu has received three reports of the battery packs catching fire, including two in Japan and one in China and causing fire damage to rugs, bedding, a desk and other furniture. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Online at www.shopfujitsu.com and other Web retailers from August 2012 through July 2015 for about $150.
Importer/Distributor: Fujitsu America Inc., of Sunnyvale, Calif.
Manufactured in: Japan
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/54964r-eng.php.