August 17, 2010 02:23 by Ty
Battery recalls and battery replacements for two manufacturers, Apple and Asurion, are replacing and recalling products back this month for battery overheating problems.
Apple’s Japan unit is offering free replacements with the first-gen iPod Nano devices due to overheating batteries that can lead to minor burns for customers. There have been at least 27 cases reported of overheating incidents with 6 fires that left burns on 4 people. Many of these defective models were sold between September 2005 and December 2006. Apple has sold around 1.8 million units of the first-generation iPod Nano in Japan since September 2005.
Visit Apple’s support page for the iPod Nano battery.
Asurion is recalling counterfeit BlackBerry branded batteries because the batteries can overheat and pose as a fire hazard. There have been two reports of the BlackBerry®-branded batteries burning a consumer’s finger and also property damage to a sofa and a car seat. The cell phone batteries were used across virtually all cell phone models of refurbished BlackBerry devices distributed by Asurion prior to November 1, 2009. It is recommended that these batteries stop being used and get replaced for free with upgraded batteries.
More information on replacing your overheating Blackberry battery.
Aftermarket BlackBerry cell phone batteries are available to replace your worn out OEM BlackBerry batteries.