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Amid Fire Risks, Nokia Recalls Millions Of Batteries

Law360 (August 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Nokia Corp. said Tuesday that it was recalling 46 million cellular phone batteries amid concerns of overheating during charging.

In announcing the recall, it joined Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., which recalled lithium-ion batteries for its laptop computers last week.

But Toshiba's recall pales in comparison to the scope of Nokia's. The Finnish-based company's product advisory includes about 46 million BL-5C batteries, which were made by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. between December 2005 and November 2006.

Nokia said that in “very rare cases” the batteries...
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