Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/01/23/kyocera_recalls_exploding_palmos_phone/

Kyocera recalls exploding PalmOS phone battery

Burn rate

By Andrew Orlowski

Posted in Mobile, 23rd January 2004 20:30 GMT

Kyocera has issued a recall today for 140,000 batteries used in its 7135 PalmOS smartphone after a customer received "a minor burn injury".

"The recalled batteries can short-circuit and erupt with force or emit excessive heat, posing a burn hazard to consumers," the company says in a statement. Owners should stop using the phone immediately and call Kyocera for a free replacement, the company said. Customers should look for a product code ending with -05 printed on the underside. For details, go here.

A spate of exploding cellphone batteries in Europe recently were traced to fake Nokia batteries. ®

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