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Breaking News : Toshiba Recalls Over 100,000 Laptops' Battery Packs Due to Overheating Issue
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On Wednesday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Toshiba is recalling battery packs in laptops sold between June 2011 and January 2016. There are almost 40 different models of laptops that have been affected including Portege, Satellite, and Tecra models.

The Toshiba laptop battery recall was issued after it was found out that the battery packs overheated and melt. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, around 91,000 laptop units have been affected in the US and the other 10,000 in Canada.

Toshiba will be proving the affected users free replacement of batteries. The company has provided a list of models that are affected with the battery issue, on the website. It is also offering users a tool to download and check if the particular system is safe or not. Users can also look at the bottom of the laptop for the Toshiba model sticker. They can then enter the model number on the company's dedicated website to check of the model is affected or not.
As first reported by PC World, the CPSC and Toshiba until now are aware of four instances that lead to overheating and melting of batteries. However, there has not been any injuries so far. As a temporary solution, Toshiba advices users to remove the battery from the laptop and use the AC power adaptor only.

Toshiba's US unit for now is also tangled in with the US authorities over an alleged accounting irregularities. The company is also expecting a loss of about JPY 710 billion ($6.4 billion or roughly Rs. 42,612 crores) for the year to March.

http://m.gadgets.ndtv.com/laptops/news/t...sue-820665
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