Nokia Replaces 46m Overheating Batteries

Not this again...

So it isn’t just laptops then…

Mobile phone market leader Nokia has this week confirmed it will offer to replace up to 46m handset batteries after reports that they are at risk of overheating.

100 reports of ‘BL-5C’ batteries overheating have so far been cited and they have occurred in no less 50 different Nokia phone models. Batteries made by Matsushita between December 2005 and 2006 are thought to be the prime suspects with third party BL-5C batteries said not to be affected.

In an official statement the company admitted: “Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the affected batteries could potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge.” It confirmed no incidents of “serious injuries or property damage”

“Customers can check on the Nokia website if the battery in their mobile phone is affected,” it continued. “Concerned consumers may want to monitor a mobile device while charging that contains a BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory.”

For the record affected handset models are: Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60

So is your Finnish handset about to turn into a raging fireball? Check out the link below…

Product Advisory: Nokia BL-5C battery

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