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Fujitsu: Battery recall for some Lifebook and Celsius laptops

Fujitsu: Battery recall for some Lifebook and Celsius laptops
Fujitsu: Battery recall for some Lifebook and Celsius laptops
The Japanese PC-manufacturer Fujitsu has announced a recall for some laptop batteries used in older Lifebook and Celsius laptops. As in many past cases, fire hazard is the reason for this recall.
Benjamin Herzig,

Shortly after Lenovo announced the first PC-related recall of the year 2018, Fujitsu follows suit with another recall: The PC-manufacturer has announced a battery recall for some Lifebooks and one Celsius mobile workstation. Specifically, the following older Fujitsu laptops are affected:

Users of these models should check the serial-number of their batteries. The serial-number should be noted on a sticker on the battery. If the battery is part of the affected batch (see the overview of affected serial-numbers below), the Fujitsu support should be contacted. The new replacement-battery is of course free of any charge in this case.

As is often the case with mobile devices, a possible danger of overheating and subsequent fire hazard triggered this recall. Apparently, one such case in Canada actually lead to a laptop set on fire by a defective battery. The CPSC and Fujitsu estimate that over 6,000 laptops in the USA and Canada are affected by this recall.

Serial numbers of the recalled batteries
Serial numbers of the recalled batteries

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Benjamin Herzig, 2018-02-13 (Update: 2018-02-13)
Benjamin Herzig
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In 2010 I started to get more and more involved with technology, especially notebooks have been my passion ever since. Of course I came across the detailed tests of Notebookcheck very quickly. With time I learned more and more about notebooks and started writing small reviews about notebooks in forums and blog pages. To earn some extra money during my studies I turned my hobby into my profession and joined the team of Notebookcheck in 2016. My personal interest is especially in business notebooks.