Panasonic Recalls Lithium-ion Laptop Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard

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:

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.
  • Remedy
  • Incidents
    None reported
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the laptop computer with the recalled battery, power off the device, remove the battery pack and contact Panasonic for a free replacement battery pack.
  • Sold At
    Panasonic dealers from December 2011 through August 2013 for about $2,000 for the laptop.  
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