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Toshiba Recalls Laptop Computer Battery Packs Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Toshiba is recalling Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 39 models of Toshiba Portege, Satellite, and Tecra laptops.

The battery packs were also sold separately and also installed by Toshiba as part of a repair. Battery packs included in this recall have part numbers that begin with G71C (G71C*******). 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 http://go.toshiba.com/battery

Location of battery pack part number

Location of battery pack part number

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HP Expands Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

 

Consumers urged to recheck notebook models and batteries

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Hp Laptop Battery Recall

Hp Laptop Battery Recall

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Nissan Progresses Construction of Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in Tennessee

 

Smyrna facility to be one of the largest electric vehicle battery plants in the U.S.

NissanSmyrna, TN – Construction is progressing on Nissan’s manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, which will produce lithium-ion batteries to power the Nissan LEAF zero-emission vehicle. The all-electric Nissan LEAF will be produced at Nissan’s vehicle assembly facility in Smyrna beginning in 2012.

The foundation is laid, structure being erected and roof being installed on the vehicle battery manufacturing plant, which at 1.3 million square feet at full capacity will be one of the largest in the country. The battery plant will be capable of producing 200,000 advanced-technology batteries annually. It is located adjacent to Nissan’s vehicle assembly plant, which is being retooled to accommodate production of Nissan LEAF and will be capable of producing 150,000 electric cars annually. Combined, Nissan LEAF and battery production will create up to 1,300 U.S. manufacturing jobs when the plants are operating at full capacity.

Nissan Progresses Construction of Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. (Nissan North America, Inc.)

Nissan Progresses Construction of Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. (Nissan North America, Inc.)

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IBM Reveals Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives in the Next Five Years

 

IBMArmonk, NY – Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) formally unveiled the fifth annual “Next Five in Five” — a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years:

  • You’ll beam up your friends in 3-D
  • Batteries will breathe air to power our devices
  • You won’t need to be a scientist to save the planet
  • Your commute will be personalized
  • Computers will help energize your city

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HP expands recall of notebook computer batteries due to fire hazard

 

WASHINGTON, DC  — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Lithium-Ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers.

Units: About 54,000 (70,000 units were previously recalled in May 2009)

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