Nokia Phone Owners, Check Your Pockets

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That burning sensation may not be the result of an ill-advised hookup over the weekend, but an overheating cellphone battery Nokia has recalled.

Nokia Phone Owners, Check Your Pockets
Nokia Phone Owners, Check Your Pockets

About 46 million batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006 and branded as the Nokia BL-5C have been recalled due to potential overheating problems.

Fortunately, Nokia noted in its statement about the problem that all of the approximately 100 overheating incidents happened while the battery was being charged.

A web page hosted by Nokia about the batteries lists the models that use the BL-5C, and provides a way to check the battery identification number against ones being recalled.

Nokia and Matsushita will replace batteries that prove to be from the production run in question. No serious injuries or property damage has been reported from any of the short circuiting incidents people have encountered with the battery.

Nokia Phone Owners, Check Your Pockets
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