Nokia Recalls 46 Million Batteries

Nokia has announced a recall for 46 million of their batteries, produced over the past five years. The model generally affected is the BL-5C, commonly used across over 50 Nokia phone models. The defective cells in question were made between December 2005 and November 2006.

The BL-5C units, using cells from Matsushita can dislodge (explode) while charging. Nokia stresses that the odds of such an occurance happening are small, and that there have only been about 100 incidents reported. In addition, the problems have been exclusively limited to the phone charging, and not while in use, being carried around by users.

Nokia encourages all owners to visit their battery replacement web site (linked below) to check to see if your Nokia phone qualifies for a free replacement. Click read more for a list of models affected, copied from the Nokia web site.

Nokia Battery Replacement

Models with BL-5C units affected: Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60