Toshiba recalls notebook batteries over fire risk, 52 models affected

Toshiba has issued a recall of batteries shipped with 52 models of notebooks it sold in Australia between the beginning of June 2011 and the end of September 2015. The company says there is a risk the batteries could overheat, and as such, burn the user or start a fire.

Affected customers are able to register for a free replacement battery via Toshiba' website. Customers can identify if their battery needs replacing through the use of a downloadable utility, or through an online serial number checker.

Toshiba advises that customers with affected computers remove their battery immediately, and only use the notebook via its AC adapter.

Notebooks across Toshiba's Portege, Satellite, Satellite Pro, and Tecra were bundled with the faulty batteries.

The complete list of model numbers is as follows: R700, R830, A660, C50-A, C50D-A, C640, C650, C650D, C660, C660D, C850, C850D, L630, L640, L650, L650D, L670, L70-A, L730, L750, L750D, L830, L840, L850, L850D, NB10-A, P70-A, P750, P770, P840, P850, P870, R830, S70-B, S70T-B, C50, C650, C660, C70, C850, C850D, C870, L640, L650, L670, L70, L730, L740, L750, L770, L850, L870, NB10, and R840.

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