Toshiba has announced that they are recalling rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that were sold with their laptop computers. Around 1400 laptop batteries are included in the recall. They have the potential to overheat and catch on fire. The product recall involves the computer models Satellite A100, Satellite A105 and Tecra A7.
The CPSC suggests that consumers should stop using the recalled batteries and contact Toshiba to receive a free replacement battery. Consumers can continue to use the notebook computers safely, by turning the system off, removing the battery, and using the AC adapter and power cord to power the system until the replacement battery is received. Consumers should use only batteries obtained from Toshiba or from an authorized Toshiba reseller.
Sony’s laptop batteries were recalled in large quantities in the last year. Over 10 million laptop batteries were recalled due to overheating.