The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Panasonic Corporation of North America of Newark, New Jersey has voluntarily issued a recall of the Panasonic Lithium-ion Computer Battery Packs. Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.About 387 (in the United States) and 110 (in Canada) were sold at Panasonic dealers from December 2011 through August 2013 for about $2,000 for the laptop.
This recall involves Panasonic six-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs sold in Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computers. “Panasonic” and “CF-S10” are on the surface of the laptop on the left side below the keyboard. Battery packs with the following model numbers and production lot numbers are being recalled: Model #CF-ZSU61U & CF-VZSU61R, Lot # BAE, BBX, BC, C1, C2.
Consumers should immediately stop using the laptop computer with the recalled battery, power off the device, remove the battery pack and contact Panasonic for a free replacement battery pack. For more information, please visit www.panasonic.com and click on “Product Recalls.”