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Panasonic said Tuesday it is recalling nearly 280,000 battery packs used in one of its tablet PC models after multiple reports that they have burst into flames.

The electronics maker said it received 16 reports of the battery pack used in rugged-use FZ-G1 tablets having combusted between March 2015 and this April, including 12 in North America and one in Japan. It received no reports of injuries.

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