15 August 2007
Something beyond "vibrate"
Nokia is warning that about 46 million batteries used in their mobile devices may contain a defect which causes them to short-circuit in the charging phase, causing overheating or worse. The affected batteries are type BL-5C, manufactured by Matsushita (Panasonic) between December 2005 and August 2006.
There are many suppliers of BL-5C batteries, says Nokia, so you'll have to give them the serial number to be sure if it's one of the affected units. (I have a Nokia phone which does not use the BL-5C.) This sort of thing does not make me feel better about upcoming battery-operated cars like Chevy's Volt.Posted at 8:00 AM to Dyssynergy