Nokia warns users about overheating phone batteries

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Apr 10, 2005
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Batteries problem again, although only selective coded battery are affected, have to check the Noka website :sweat: said:
Nokia warns users about overheating phone batteries
By Alfred Siew

THE world's biggest phone maker, Nokia, has warned that batteries used in some of its most popular models can short-circuit and overheat while they are being charged.
There have been about 100 reported cases so far, said the Finnish company yesterday, but it emphasised that no one has been seriously hurt.
No property has been damaged, with only heat marks on furniture, it added.
Mr Chris Carr, general manager at Nokia Singapore, described the problem as 'very rare' and said it would not cause a fire. The latest Nokia problem comes in the wake of high-profile battery recalls.

For instance, last year, more than 10 million batteries used in laptops from Apple, Dell, Lenovo and others were recalled because they tended to overheat.

In this case, the Nokia batteries - used in devices like the popular N71 smartphone - are said to expand and dislodge from their original positions.
Of the 300 million such batteries made by several suppliers, only 46 million manufactured by Japan's Matsushita Battery Industrial Company between December 2005 and November last year are affected.
Nokia stated that it was not conducting a recall, but added that concerned customers could exchange their batteries for new ones.
Experts say problems arise partly because manufacturers are packing more power into smaller and lighter battery packs.
They add that overheating batteries are often caused by overcharging or a manufacturing defect in the plastic membrane separating the battery's anode and cathode, or the positive and negative charge points. In extreme cases, this can lead to explosions that pop the battery's metal shell, releasing steam.


While the occurence in the BL-5C batteries produced by Matsushita in the time-period specified is very rare, for consumers wishing to do so, Nokia and Matsushita offer to replace for free any BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory.

The BL-5C batteries which are subject to the product advisory were used with the following Nokia models or separately as accessories:

Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60
If you are interested to know if your battery is part of this product advisory, please follow the two steps below:

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