Nokia issues product advisory for BL-5C battery

Well it seems like Nokia is now affected by the vast majority of battery recalls hitting companies. The only battery affected is the BL-5C which was manufactured between December 2005 and November 2006.

Mobile handset manufacturer Nokia today issued a product advisory to recall close to 46 million Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries manufactured by Japan-based Matsushita Battery Industrial between December 2005 and November 2006.

The company stated that in rare cases, the batteries could potentially experience overheating initiated by a short circuit while charging causing the battery to dislodge. The company has received more than 100 complaints of overheating globally.

Nokia is working closely with Matsushita, and will be co-operating with relevant authorities to investigate the situation. Nokia has several suppliers for BL-5C batteries who have collectively produced more than 300 million BL-5C batteries.

In order to determine if a battery is subject to this advisory, it is necessary to remove the battery from the device. A Nokia battery will have "Nokia" and "BL-5C" printed on the front of the battery. On the reverse, the Nokia mark appears at the top and the battery identification number (consisting 26 characters) is found at the bottom. Consumers should refer to this identification number to determine if their battery is among the batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006.

It is important to note that the BL-5C battery is not used in all Nokia products and that only a portion of the Nokia BL-5C batteries in use are subject to this advisory.

You only have to be of concern if you own one of the following phones:

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 your battery is a BL-5C model, remove the battery and check the 26-character identification number from the back of the battery. Enter the identification number in the below link and you will get to know if it is a part of the recall.
Enter your Identification Number here ..



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