Thousands of Toshiba laptop battery packs affected in expanded recall

Thousands of laptop batteries are affected by a broadened recall issued by Japanese-based company Toshiba over concerns that the batteries could emit excessive heat that may lead to fire and burn injuries, a report of cpsc.com stated on January 4.

In March last year, the company had recalled 93,000 units of battery packs used in 41 models of their laptops; they added an estimated 83,000 battery units in their recall early this year. Reports revealed that the possibly faulty laptop batteries, that were also shipped in Canada and in Mexico, have drawn complaints of melting due to overheating. None of the five overheating incidents included a report of injuries. Consumers who are affected by the recall should notify Toshiba through their official website to get instructions on how to get a free battery replacement. While waiting for the free battery, consumers can continue to use their laptops by removing the battery and plugging them into electrical outlets using the dedicated power cord.

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