The recall was issued after 1 report of a laptop battery fire in Canada. Fujitsu has recalled about 5,800 Panasonic lithium-ion laptop battery packs in the United States and another 606 batteries in Canada.
According to the recall notice posted on February 8:
The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.”
This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs for these Fujitsu notebook computers and workstations, including model numbers: CELSIUS H720, LIFEBOOK E752, E733, E743, E753, P702, P772, S710, S752, S762, T732, T734, and T902.
The recalled battery pack product numbers are CP556150-03, CP579060-01 and CP629458-03. The recalled serial numbers are:
|Recalled Battery Pack Part and Serial Numbers|
|Product Number (P/N)||Serial Numbers|
|The first 7 characters||The last 7 characters|
|Z130120||000038Z – 004207Z|
|Z130131 – Z130205||All|
|Z130131||000089Z – 000662Z|
|Z130304||000045Z – 000563Z|
|001210Z – 001963Z|
|002302Z – 002847Z|
|Z130306||000017Z – 000524Z|
|CP629458-03||Z130301 – Z130407||All|
The recalled laptop batteries were sold online at www.shopfujitsu.com between July 2012 and December 2017 for about $170 for the battery. Fujitsu laptops with the recalled batteries sold for $1,100 to $2,900.
Fujitsu is asking consumers to contact the company for a free replacement laptop battery. Until it arrives, consumers should stop using the battery, power off the laptop, and remove the battery. The laptops should be only used by plugging in an AC power supply.
For more information, consumers can call Fujitsu at 800- 835-4878 or 800-8FUJITSU or go online at http://www.Fujitsu.com/us and click on “Product Support” at the bottom, then “Notebook & Tablet PCs” at the bottom, then “Fujitsu Voluntary Battery Recall and Replacement.”