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Nokia issues hot battery warning

Nokia, the world’s leading handset vendor, issued a recall of 46 million phone batteries on Tuesday, after reports of overheating came flooding in.

The product advisory applies to the 46 million Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Japanese vendor, Matsushita Battery Industrial, between December 2005 and November 2006.

The Finnish firm admitted that there have been approximately 100 incidents of overheating reported globally but no serious injuries or property damage have been reported. This is likely because all of the reported incidents of overheating have occurred while charging the battery.

All in all, the battery in question is used in 52 Nokia handset models, including a number of the flagship N series and E series devices, such as the N70, N71, N72, N91, E50, and E60.

Consumers can visit an information page set up at www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement or contact their local Nokia call centre to find out if they are eligible for a battery replacement.

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