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Fujitsu recalls 70,000 laptop battery packs over fire fears

Kyodo

Fujitsu Ltd. said Thursday it will voluntarily recall and provide replacements for about 70,000 battery packs used in some of its Lifebook laptop computer models as they could catch fire.

The company has so far confirmed three cases of fire linked to the battery, manufactured by Panasonic Corp., but said there have been no reports of injuries.

The battery packs are used in some of the laptop models sold in Japan between 2011 and 2012 and those sold overseas in 2012, it said.

Product numbers and serial numbers of those subjected to the latest recall are posted on Fujitsu’s website.