23 March 2020
Just like the recent Lenovo’s recall of some ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops, Fujitsu has issued a recall of certain of its Lifebook and Celsius notebooks. The company mentions that these devices are prone to overheating and may serve as a potential fire hazard. So far, there has only been one case where the battery has actually caught fire; however, it is enough for the company to consider the recall of the laptops.
Fujitsu is recalling the batteries of the Celsius H720 and the following Lifebook notebooks:
If you have either of the above-mentioned laptops with the batteries containing the product numbers CP556150-03, CP579060-01, and CP629458-03 (found on the white sticker on the battery), you are eligible for a free battery replacement from the company. Here’s a list of affected serial numbers:
Thankfully, the company has only sold 5,800 units in the US and just above 600 units in Canada, making the recall a fairly small process.
Fujitsu advises the affected users to immediately stop using the device, power the laptop off, and remove the battery. Until the battery is replaced, users are advised to use the laptop y directly plugging in the AC power only. Affected users can contact Fujitsu for a free replacement at 800-835-4578 or 800-8FUJITSU.