Panasonic is recalling about 43,140 notebook batteries. For security reasons, the Japanese manufacturer will offer customers free replacement batteries revoked. Were defective batteries for mobile computers from the series Let’s Note, issued during the period from April to July 2011.
According to Panasonic, the marriage can cause overheating and potential fire battery. Is currently known about the three such incidents: two occurred in Japan and one – in Thailand. Fortunately, none of these cases, people are not affected.
Defective batteries were previously seen in notebooks Sony. In early April, the Japanese company said on returning 25,000 laptops VAIO Fit 11A, completed with the production of defective batteries Panasonic. The devices were found to be hazardous to humans because they can overheat and ignite.
According to Reuters, Tesla electric cars equipped with batteries, similar to those used in laptops. But a spokesman for Panasonic said the news agency that the problematic batteries supplied differ from Tesla, therefore revocable campaign could affect the automotive partner.
Panasonic recently decided to double (to $ 275 million) capital expenditure on car batteries. In this Japanese vendor looks to be the sole supplier of the elements lithium-ion batteries for electric Tesla.