Fujitsu has issued a recall for certain notebooks and workstations

Similar to Lenovo's recent recall, the batteries present in certain Fujitsu Lifebook and Celsius notebooks are prone to overheating and as such serve as a potential fire hazard. So far there has only been one case where the battery actually caught on fire, although, this one case has been considered enough for the firm to issue a recall.

Fujitsu is recalling the batteries inside the Lifebook E752, E733, E743, E753, P702, P772, S710, S752, S762, T732, T734, T902 and the Celsius H720. If the laptop contains batteries with the product numbers CP556150-03, CP579060-01, and CP629458-03 (found on the white sticker on the battery) then you are eligible for a free battery replacement by contacting Fujitsu. Fortunately for the company, it has only sold 5800 units in the US and just above 600 units in Canada making the recall fairly small, unlike Samsung's Fiasco.

You can see whether you have an affected battery by comparing the serial number of your device with the table below.

Recalled Battery Pack Part and Serial Numbers

Product

Number (P/N)

Serial Numbers

The first 7 characters

The last 7 characters

CP556150-03

Z130119

All

Z130120

000038Z - 004207Z

Z130131 - Z130205

All

CP579060-01

Z130129

All

Z130130

All

Z130131

000089Z - 000662Z

Z130221

All

Z130304

000045Z - 000563Z

001210Z - 001963Z

002302Z - 002847Z

Z130306

000017Z - 000524Z

CP629458-03

Z130301 - Z130407

All

Fujitsu is advising consumers to immediately stop using affected devices, power the laptop off, and remove the battery. The devices can continue to be used using AC power only and you can contact Fujitsu for a free replacement at 800- 835-4878 or 800-8FUJITSU.

Source: Consumer Protection Safety Commission via PR Newswire

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