On March 30, 2016, Toshiba recalled 101,000 laptop batteries after four reports of overheating and melting. No injuries were reported.

Toshiba received another report of a battery overheating since then, and has expanded the recall to add another 83,000 laptop batteries sold since 2011.

Most are used in Toshiba Satellite laptops, but the recall also includes Satellite Pro, Portégé, Tecra, and Toshiba-brand.

The recall now includes approximately 200,000 Panasonic lithium-ion laptop battery packs that were sold in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico between June 2011 and November 2016.

The battery packs were installed by Toshiba as part of repairs. They were included with certain laptops, and also sold separately at stores like Office Depot and Staples for $70 and $130.

The batty packs are marked with a code that begins with G71C (G71C*******). For a complete list of recalled part numbers, visit http://go.toshiba.com/battery.

If your laptop battery is part of the recall, power off your laptop, remove the battery, and follow instructions to get a free replacement.

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Source: Toshiba Expands Recall of Laptop Computer Battery Packs Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

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