Toshiba recalls 90,000 batteries due to fire and burn hazards

Published: Mar. 30, 2016 at 10:05 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2016 at 10:25 PM CDT
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(WVUE) - Toshiba recalled roughly 91,000 laptop batteries sold in the United States due to fire and burn hazards.

The company said it used Panasonic's lithium-ion battery packs in 39 models of its Toshiba Portege, Satellite and Tecra laptops. Recalled packs have numbers printed on them that begin with G71C. Customers can click here to download a utility that can determine whether their battery is part of the recall. You can also find a complete list of the affected items by clicking here.

Toshiba received four reports of the battery packs overheating and melting, however, no injuries have been reported.
The batteries and laptops were sold at online and in Office Depot, Staples and other electronics stores between June 2011 and January 2016.

Toshiba's website has details for getting a replacement battery. Until then, customers with recalled battery packs should take them out and only use AC power to operate their laptop.

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