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Nokia Issues Battery Warning (BL-5C)

August 14, 2007 in Wireless Industry News

Nokia today announced a “product advisory” for the its most widely used lithium-ion battery, model BL-5C. A short circuit while charging one of these batteries could cause overheating. No reports of any explosions, however.

The BL-5C battery: prone to overheating?

The BL-5C battery: prone to overheating?

The battery in question was manufactured by Matsushita from December 2005 and November 2006.

While actual incidents involving the BL-5C are pretty rare (about 100 out of 46 million batteries), you can request a replacement battery if you have one of the affected models.

Nokia Phone Models Affected (bold models are more popular ones):

Nokia Models Affected by the BL-5C Battery Advisory
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

Use Nokia’s Battery Identification Form to check if you’ve got a “hot” battery. You’ll need your battery’s product ID located on the back.

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laptop battery
5/16/2008
4:43 am

I got the same problem as Dan, went home to germany, plugged it into the AC, changed teh timezone, dead now

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