Last week we reported that Lenovo has recalled around 78,000 of its laptops due to danger of it catching fire due to issue with its battery overheating.
Today we report that another company Fujitsu is now recalling its laptops after getting the news that one of its laptops has already caught fire. The tragedy is expected to be most likely due to the battery overheating causing the device to burst into flames.
The cause of the fire is not yet known but we expect the device packed with Panasonic lithium-ion battery could be the cause of the laptop bursting into flames. The company has recalled around 5,800 units of its laptops which have impacted users in United States and around 606 in Canada.
The company in an announcement has requested users to stop using the laptops with the lithium-ion battery since it could result in overheating and posing danger to the consumers.
The models affected by the overheating issue include Fujitsu Celsius H720. The product numbers disclosed by the company include CP556150-03, CP579060-01 and CP629458-03.
To check if you are using any of the above device, you would need to check the white sticker on the battery with the above mentioned numbers. The company has also advised users effected by the issue to power off the laptop and stop using it. Fujitsu will be replacing the battery with a new one.
The laptops can however be used by plugging in AC power only till the consumers receive the replacement battery pack from the company. Users, especially in USA who are looking for more information have been advised to call Fujitsu directly at 800- 835-4878 or 800-8FUJITSU.