Fujitsu issues recall on select models due to fire hazard

Fujitsu issues recall on select models due to fire hazard
Fujitsu issues recall on select models due to fire hazard
Deja vu? Fujitsu issued a similar battery recall in 2009 due to possible overheating issues, and now the same company is issuing a recall on certain Celsius and LifeBook models for a fire hazard.

A worldwide recall is in effect for Fujitsu notebooks. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), certain Fujitsu notebooks carry batteries that can potentially overheat and harm the user. This thermal hazard carries both security and health risks. The U.S. CPSC is not the only government entity issuing the warning as both the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Federal Institute for Occupational Safe and Health of Germany (BAuA) are mentioning the hazard as well.

Fujitsu has dedicated a page on its official website for LifeBook and Celsius owners to check battery serial numbers. The manufacturer will hold a voluntary exchange program for certain rechargeable batteries.

The list of affected models are provided below. Users who own a Fujitsu notebook manufactured between 2011 and 2012 are most at risk. Additionally, users who have since replaced the original battery even before the recall may still be at risk depending on the notebook model.

The following major product and serial numbers are affected by the recall: 

  • Product number: CP556150-01 and CP556150-02
  • Part number: Z110802 to Z111212, Z120102 to Z120512


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-10- 1 (Update: 2015-10- 1)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.