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Subject: Nokia issues battery recall

Written By: lpg_unit on 08/15/07 at 7:00 am

http://nds1.nokia.com/batteryreplacement/images/bl5c1.jpg
The affected batteries

http://nds1.nokia.com/batteryreplacement/images/bl5c2.jpg
Check the 26-digit serial

I just want to ask if any one of you has a battery like this on a Nokia cellphone. The cellphone firm has issued a recall today, concerning the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsusheesha Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006. I'm just concerned at you guys, after the recent Mattel toy recalls. Any opinions?

More info available at www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement/en and on http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Nokia_issues_BL-5C_battery_recall%2C_offers_replacement

Subject: Re: Nokia issues battery recall

Written By: Red Ant on 08/15/07 at 7:56 pm

100 incidents with no serious injuries or property damage for 46 million batteries seems to me a very low number. Roughly one in 500,000 batteries has had minor problems. Personally, I wouldn't have recalled them, rather exhange them on a case by case basis free of charge, shipping included. Now, if they were setting crap on fire or spontaneously exploding that would be a different matter.

Ant

Subject: Re: Nokia issues battery recall

Written By: lpg_unit on 08/15/07 at 9:17 pm


100 incidents with no serious injuries or property damage for 46 million batteries seems to me a very low number. Roughly one in 500,000 batteries has had minor problems. Personally, I wouldn't have recalled them, rather exhange them on a case by case basis free of charge, shipping included. Now, if they were setting crap on fire or spontaneously exploding that would be a different matter.

Ant


Contrary to what Nokia stated that there weren't any incidents regarding this fiasco, there was one reported case of battery ownage involving the BL-5C; a Filipina university professor woke up at about 1 am after hearing a loud bang, only to find out that her N91 phone ended up wasted after an hour or so of regular charging.

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