Nokia Corp. warned that up to 46 million batteries used in some of its cell phones could be faulty and pose a risk of overheating.
The advisory applies to batteries manufactured by Matsushita from December 2005 to November 2006. Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan is one of several suppliers that have together made some 300 million BL-5C batteries.
The lithium-ion battery is one of 14 different types of battery used in Nokia phones.
Nokia said 100 incidents of overheating of the Matsushita-made BL-5C batteries have been reported worldwide, but added that "no serious injuries or property damage have been reported."
Nokia did not recall the batteries, but said concerned customers could request a replacement for any BL-5C battery affected by the advisory. (Reuters)