Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Nokia BL-5C battery

Just saw this news about Nokia BL-5C battery being recalled as some batches were found to be defective. And Nokia has issued a product advisory .This advisory applies only to the 46 million batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006.
Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the affected batteries could potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge. Nokia is working closely with relevant local authorities to investigate this situation.
And this is the battery being used by most of the Nokia models.

The models using this are:
Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60

So I decided to check it, yes my mobile uses this battery,

so I switched off and removed the battery and keyed in the 26 digit identification number in the given website.
And it said "
Your battery is not among those manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006 and your battery will not be replaced"

But one of my friend's battery was of that batch and was provided with this Note and a form to fill up the details.

"Your battery may be replaced. Please fill in your contact information below. We will send you a replacement battery with instructions on how to return your old battery. To ensure proper disposal, all recipients of a replacement battery hereby agree to return the old battery in the envelope provided. "

So whoever are using Nokia mobile with this battery should check and get it replaced. Thanks to Nokia for informing about this , have to see how prompt their recall act will be.


Siddharth said...

Nice thing brother
even i posted about this yesterday at my site
I thought that nokia was a leading company and the told thing must be a rumour but no it isnt.

Vasudev said...

Yes siddharth, that advisory should be considered and these batteries should be checked.
Recently ,batteries are causing a major problem for many leading companies, Whether, it may be a Sony for their cameras or many leading Brands for their laptops or these mobiles from Nokia.