Fujitsu issues recall on select models due to 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.
- Celsius H720, Celsius H730
- Lifebook E751, E752, E781, E782
- Lifebook P701, P702, P770, P771, P772
- Lifebook P8110
- Lifebook S710, S751, S752, S760, S761, S762, S781, S782, S792
- Lifebook T580
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