Toshiba Laptop Battery Recall Expands [Australia]


Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: logo-toshibaToshiba Client Solutions ANZ Pty Limited expands its existing recall for certain batch/lots of Toshiba Laptop Battery Packs due to suspected overheating and consequential burn and/or fire hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/ppOs306O8mo

Direct link: http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/toshiba-client-solutions-anz-pty-limited-battery-packs-used-in-certain-toshiba-laptops

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Laptop Batteries are subject to this recall:

  • In the January 2016 recall, Batteries sold from June 2011 to September 2015 as a replacement battery for, or with, various models of Toshiba Portégé, Toshiba Satellite, Toshiba Satellite Pro and Toshiba Tecra Laptops were recalled.
  • In this expanded recall, Batteries sold from July 2013 to November 2016 as a replacement battery for, or with, Toshiba Satellite models – additional batteries are affected.
  • For the complete list, please consult this page: http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/announcements

==> No barcodes, UPCs, EANs, or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the ACCC, this recall is an extension of a previous Toshiba Laptop Battery recall announced in January 2016.

If you are an owner or IT manager of Toshiba Laptops, please visit the Toshiba Web site at http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/announcements to download and run a software utility that will check if your Battery is affected. If your Laptop Battery is, in fact affected by this expanded recall, you should register with Toshiba to receive a replacement Battery Pack.

Consumers can continue to use their computer in the meantime by removing the affected battery and using it on AC power only.

If you previously checked and determined that your Battery Pack was not affected by the January 2016 recall, you should re-check your Battery Pack(s) using the software available from the above Toshiba website as your Battery may now be affected by this expanded recall.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Toshiba Laptop Batteries, please do not use them. Instead, kindly consult the above Web site for the replacement procedure, as necessary.

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Additional information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2016/15732
Recalls Direct RIN: 7941-2016
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