Many Toshiba notebooks get battery recall

Many Toshiba notebooks get battery recall

Toshiba has recalled certain Panasonic battery packs supplied with or for dozens of its notebook computer models sold as recently as last September.

It's the usual problem: affected batteries may overheat or even ignite, potentially burning the user or starting a fire.

The batteries covered by the recall are used with the following Portege, Satellite, Satellite Pro and Tecra models sold between June 2011 and September 2015:

A660 

C50, C50-A, C50D-A, C640, C650, C650D, C660, C660D, C70, C850, C850D, C870 

L630, L640, L650, L650D, L670, L70, L70-A, L730, L740, L750, L750D, L770, L830, L840, L850, L850D, L870 

NB10, NB10-A 

P70-A, P750, P770, P840, P850, P870 

R700, R830, R840

S70-B, S70T-B

Toshiba's website provides instructions for locating the part number and requesting a replacement.

The affected items have battery part numbers starting with G71C and various accessory part numbers starting with PA3 or PA5. Toshiba's Battery Check Utility (available via the above link) reveals whether the installed battery is covered by the recall, avoiding the need to remove and inspect the battery.

It's the usual story - if your battery has been recalled, stop using it immediately. You can continue to operate the computer on mains power even if a battery is not fitted.

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