Nokia batteries undergo recall
Looks like it is now Nokia’s turn to experience the woes of a battery recall, and this exercise will affect up to 46 million batteries in total. Now that’s a truly mind boggling sum, eh? Apparently the Finnish phone giant is currently offering to replace all those batteries after a few valid reports of these batteries overheating when charging. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported just yet but Nokia certainly isn’t going to take the chance and has advertised for a fraction of its BL-5C batteries to be recalled and replaced as soon as possible. These batteries were manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006, so if you purchased your Nokia during that time period, it would be prudent to check out whether your battery is affected by this exercise or not.
To date, there are over 250 million BL-5C batteries manufactured for Nokia by different manufacturers, but those were not reported to be affected. With 100 reports of overheating received so far, the percentage is extremely small but from the corporate point of view, it is better to be safe than sorry. The BL-5C battery is a very versatile one as it is currently being used by more than 50 different handsets. Apparently these overheating problems occur whenever a short circuit happens during charging, causing the battery to dislodge itself.
The affected handsets that use the BL-5C batteries include the following Nokia models – 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, and Nokia E60.
Source: BBC and Let’s Go Digital