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In what would be the largest-ever consumer electronics recall, Nokia Corp. offered Tuesday to replace as many as 46 million mobile phone batteries made by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. that are at risk of overheating.

Nokia, the world’s biggest mobile phone maker, said there have been about 100 cases of overheating worldwide, with no reports of serious injury or damage to property. The affected Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries were made by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. between December 2005 and November 2006, Nokia, based in Espoo, Finland, said in a statement.

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