Nokia Recalls 46 Million Phone Batteries At Risk To Explode

On Tuesday Nokia issued a product advisory about BL-5c battery, manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006.

The reason is :

“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.” announced Nokia.

Nokia has several suppliers for BL-5C batteries that have collectively produced more than 300Nokia BL-5C million BL-5C batteries. This advisory applies only to the 46 million batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006. There have been approximately 100 incidents of over heating reported globally. No serious injuries or property damage have been reported.

Consumers with a BL-5C battery subject to this advisory should note that all of the approximately 100 incidents have occurred while charging the battery. According to Nokia’s knowledge this issue does not affect any other use of the mobile device. Concerned consumers may want to monitor a mobile device while charging that contains a BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory.

Nokia BL-5CIf your battery is a BL-5C model, remove the battery and check the 26-character identification number from the back of the battery. Enter the identification number in the field at the bottom of this link and you will be advised if your battery may be replaced.

So, better check your battery and replace if its one of those faulty batteries, get a replacement from nokia before it explodes. Be safe!

19 comments on this post.
  1. 6600:

    Batteries are no longer safe!?

  2. 6600:

    I think I need to replace my battery too! :(

  3. srikanth:

    Type your comment here.

  4. srikanth:

    please confirm whether BL-5C
    number0670400363563M404221805631
    is faulty and needs replacement

  5. ULAVESH AGASAGI:

    BL-5C
    0670400462040N335B10401208

  6. kamal valvani:

    please let me know if these folowing bateries need replacement\

    0670400363563

    0670400382066

    0670400417535

  7. kailash yadav:

    ple let me know that there is need to replace of my battery which is made in china 06030717021442442542

  8. kailash yadav:

    ple let me know that there is need to replace of my battery which is made in china 0670400382066n136d2nm45638

  9. Admin:

    @ srikanth/ULAVESH/kailash
    Your battery is not among the faulty. No need to change it.

    @kamal, the id numbers you have given are incomplete. Id number contains 26 chars. Please read the post above to find out how to find out id number.

    You can check your status by entering your battery id no. at the bottom of this page:
    http://www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement/en/

  10. radhakrishnan:

    Type your comment here.

    If the battery is having problem, The concerned company will take immediate action about the battery

  11. Admin:

    @radhakrishnan:
    Yes, but you need to request a new battery either though Nokia website or any nearest Nokia dealer.

  12. Damien Bowtell:

    I would like to know if this battery needs a replacement. Nokia battery No. 06705213635630062823307987 BL-5C. please advise ASAP.

  13. Admin:

    @Damien Bowtell:
    Your battery is not among those manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006 and your battery will not be replaced.

  14. Ajit Nair:

    i have BL-5C Battery i want know whether battery replacement is required for the following serial no.
    0670400363563M321911806931(make China)
    Ajit Nair

  15. Admin:

    @Ajit Nair:
    Your battery is not among those manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006 and your battery will not be replaced.

  16. muthukumaran. v:

    Type your comment here. My nokia BL-5C battery is always heat. so i like to change this battery. Battery serial no is 0670495437995N324310404671

  17. Admin:

    @muthukumaran
    Your battery is not among those manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006 and your battery will not be replaced.

  18. kam:

    someones going to lose their head over this. not that people can get hurt but cuz nokia’s sales will get hurt.

  19. olivia smith:

    I thought that phone batteries are supposed to heat up during charging and again to use this phone?

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