Laptop Battery Pack Recall Expanded

Toshiba has recently expanded a recall of Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs that were installed on over 40 models of Toshiba Satellite laptops. The original recall was announced in March 2016, but was expanded in January 2017 to include battery packs sold between June 2011 and November 2016.

The recall was initiated due to a problem with the battery packs that caused them to overheat during use or charging, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers. So far there have been five reports of the battery packs overheating and melting. No injuries have been reportedly caused by the defect as of now.

The recall applies to any battery packs that have part numbers that begin with “G71C,” which is estimated to be an additional 83,000 batteries on top of the 91,000 batteries that were recalled in March 2016.  For a complete list of the battery pack part numbers that are included in this recall, and for more information regarding whether your laptop battery may be affected by the recall, click here. The legal team of Bley & Evans Trial Attorneys has experience representing the interests of those who have been injured by dangerously designed or defectively made consumer products. If you would like more information about this topic or have experienced harm from a lithium-ion battery powered device, contact the firm at (844) 625-7315.

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