Posted: 17 November, 2016 by @clairesherwood_

Urgent Laptop Battery Pack Recall

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Toshiba has extended a recall of laptop battery packs because of the risk of overheating. 

Previously, in January, the company recalled batteries were supplied from June 2011 to September 2015 as a replacement battery for, or with, various models of Portégé, Satellite, Satellite Pro and Tecra laptops.

Now, batteries supplied from July 2013 to November 2016 as a replacement battery for, or with, Satellite models – additional batteries are included. 

Owners of Toshiba laptops should to go to the Toshiba website to download and run a software utility that will check if their battery is affected. If it is, they can register to get a replacement.

In the meantime, you should remove the battery pack from the laptop completely, and use it only on AC power supply. 

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