Citing rare instances of failing batteries posing the risk of overheating or fire, Packard Bell has recalled the batteries found in some of it’s EasyNote notebook computers. The models affected by Packard Bell’s recall are it’s MX36, MX37, MX51, and MX52 notebooks which were sold mostly throughout Europe and manufactured by a third party in 2007. Packard Bell states that the batteries can potentially fail after prolonged usage.
“The battery cells contained in the affected units may experience internal short circuits which can potentially cause the cells to overheating and/or catch fire,” Packard Bell said in a statement. “There is no risk of electrocution to the user. There have been no reports of injuries.”
Owners of the models listed in the recall should immediately check to see if the battery appears to be malfunctioning. Packard Bell has said they have gone ahead and initiated a voluntary safety replacement program for batteries that belong to the affected manufacturing lots. If the battery appears to be malfunctioning, Packard Bell recommends the user remove the battery and run the notebook on the power cord for the time being.
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