Nokia Cell Phone Recall - What to do about Your Overheating Battery
If you own a Nokia cell phone with battery BL-5C, it's at risk of overheating. But don't worry; the overheating cell phone batteries are not exploding, starting fires, squirting acid into the eyes of its users or razing villages to the ground. In fact, the problem is really quite mild and Nokia is firm that this is just a voluntary recall.
The battery has been overheating while recharging. Nokia is playing down the effects of the overheating by saying it may only swell slightly and cause minor damage to your cell phone.
The overheating 3.7 volt Lithium-ion battery is made by Matsushita and could affect some 46 million cell phones sold by Nokia. The recall will cost Nokia about 500 million dollars. Some are calling it the largest voluntary recall in the history of consumer electronics.
If you have a Nokia cell phone, check the battery model and if it matches the image above, go to Nokia's site and get your replacement.
Nokia set up a temporary web page for you to enter your battery identification number (BIN) so you can find out if you're at risk. Follow further instructions on the website.
Nokia Says it's NOT a REAL Recall / Not our Fault
I'll reiterate the important point Nokia is making on its website:
Remember, this is not Nokia's fault, it's Matsushita's. Nokia is not required to conduct this recall because it's such a minor problem. Nokia is just being a proactive, good customer service company by sucking up the $500 Mil and doing the right thing for customers - before it is required by law! Let's take care of this problem before someone gets hurt by an exploding BL-5C battery, has acid squirted into their eyes and their tiny village gets razed to the ground.