Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Recall mania

Prestigious Mobile manufacturing company Nokia joins the "Product Recall League" [Dell, sony...]

Batteries used in a range of Nokia handsets potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging,causing the battery to dislodge. Of 300 million BL-5C batteries manufactured last year, 46 million belong to the dodgy batch.

Nokia blames it on to their suppliers like Matsushita, who have manufactured some where around 46 million batteries between December 2005 and November 2006.

Nokia advices the users of this product to monitor a mobile device while charging that contains a BL-5C battery.

Nokia and Matsushita offer to replace any BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory.

List of the Mobile Phone using BL-5C battery is here

What i advice is "Get out and have it changed".

And if your devices doesnot have BL-5C,  even then please donot use your phone while charging.


vasistha.k.j said...


My cell battery is BL-5C. So where should i go for changing this battery? will the nokia shop owners change it for free ?

vinzy said...

@ vasista
first you need to check whether your battery is manufactured by Matsushita, you can do this my visiting this site [http://www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement/en/]and enter the batter ID [found behind the battery]
if it is found to be faulty one then you need to contact Nokia