Recalls this week: battery packs

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Posted: Mar 25, 2016 2:05 PM

A line of Panasonic laptop battery packs are being recalled because they pose a fire risk.

Here's a more detailed look:

LAPTOP BATTERY PACKS

DETAILS: 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: Model numbers CF-VZSU61U and CF-VZSU61R with lot numbers BAW, BBX, BC, C1, C2. The model number and lot number are located on the battery pack nameplate. Panasonic dealers from December 2011 through August 2013 for about $2,000 for the laptop.

WHY: Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 387 (in addition, 110 were sold in Canada)

FOR MORE: Panasonic toll-free at 855-772-8324 anytime or visit www.panasonic.com and click on Product Recall for more information.