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Nokia warns about ‘overheating’ mobile batteries

Check here to see if your phone is affected


battery problem

Nokia is offering to replace millions of mobile phone batteries after it discovered a problem with some overheating.

It’s discovered that in very rare cases some Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries could overheat while charging.

The problem affects 46 million batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006.

Nokia says there have been approximately 100 incidents of overheating reported across the world, although no serious injuries or property damage have been reported.

No serious injuries

All of these incidents happened while the battery was charging.

Nokia models possibly affected include:

Nokia 1100, 1100c, 1101, 1108, 1110, 1112, 1255, 1315, 1600, 2112, 2118, 2255, 2272, 2275, 2300, 2300c, 2310, 2355, 2600, 2610, 2610b, 2626, 3100, 3105, 3120, 3125, 6030, 6085, 6086, 6108, 6175i, 6178i, 6230, 6230i, 6270, 6600, 6620, 6630, 6631, 6670, 6680, 6681, 6682, 6820, 6822, 7610, N70, N71, N72, N91, E50, E60.

Identification number

The battery will have ‘Nokia’ and ‘BL-5C’ printed on the front.

On the reverse, the Nokia mark appears at the top and the battery identification number (consisting of 26 characters) is found at the bottom.

You can check this identification number on the Nokia website to see whether your battery is affected.

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