Kyocera announces recall on batteries used in it's Smartphone cell phones!

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CPSC & Kyocera Wireless Corp. recently announced a recall for its batteries used in their Smartphone cell phones.

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This question was answered on January 23, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) & Kyocera Wireless Corp recently announced a voluntary recall of batteries used in its Smartphone cell phones Kyocera is voluntarily recalling about 140,000 batteries in Kyocera cell phones The recalled batteries can short-circuit and erupt with force or emit excessive heat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Four incidents of battery failures have been reported, including 1 minor burn injury Kyocera Smartphone model 7135 with a product code ending in -05 printed on the underside are part of the recall

Consumers with the recalled units should immediately stop using the battery in the cell phone Kyocera Wireless will contact consumers to arrange for delivery of a free replacement battery

Consumers that aren't contacted by Feb 6 are urged to contact Kyocera at:

Kyocera Press Room www.sony.com/pcsupport.

For more information on this recall please go to:

U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on January 23, 2004