Panasonic Australia Pty Ltd—Rechargeable Battery Pack

Identifying features

Manufacturing Lot Numbers B, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C93, C94, C96, C9C, C9J, C9K. The model number and lot number can be found on the sticker attached to the battery. All lots beginning with the letter "B" with any combination of letters or numbers following the letter B are included in this recall

What are the defects?

The rechargeable battery may contain manufacturing defects and may overheat

What are the hazards?

The rechargeable battery pack may overheat and cause smoke, or ignite posing a fire or burn hazard.

What should consumers do?

Immediately turn off the CF-H2 Panasonic Tablet computer and inspect it to see if it contains the defective battery with the part number CF-VZSU53AW and with the manufacturing lot numbers. Remove the battery (normally two per Tablet) and only use the Tablet with the AC Adapter and power cord from the mains power until the battery is replaced. Consumers should contact Panasonic to determine if their product is affected and to arrange a free replacement battery (or two per Tablet)

Traders who sold this product

J Mills Distribution Pty Ltd and Multi Media Technology Pty Ltd
(Distributors of Panasonic Toughbook Computer Products)

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 1 June 2011 - 30 June 2014

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission