Owners of Toshiba laptops take note - the company is recalling over 100,000 laptop batteries because of a risk they can overheat and melt.
covers 39 models of Toshiba Portege, Satellite, and Tecra laptops fitted with Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs. Not only were the battery packs installed into new laptops, but they were also sold separately and also installed by Toshiba as part of a repair.
How can you tell if your laptop is affected?
Affected battery packs have part numbers that begin with G71C (G71C*******). You can find the part numbers are printed on the battery pack.
A complete list of battery pack part numbers included in this recall can be found on the firm's website at Battery Replacement Information
Consumers are urged to go to Toshiba's website
and click on the battery pack utility link...