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Nokia Recalls 46 Million Phone Batteries

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By Admin on August 14, 2007 11:55 AM

Nokia has announced that it is recalling (and will replace for free) 46 million mobile phone batteries that may be at risk of overheating. According to the Washington Post, "the faulty batteries were manufactured by Japan's Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. and sold in a wide range of Nokia phones, from its low-end 1100 family of products to its pricier N91 and E60 devices." A Product Advisory on Nokia's website states that "Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the affected batteries could potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge. Nokia is working closely with relevant local authorities to investigate this situation."