Fujitsu Siemens Computers has recalled the batteries from a number of its laptops because of the risk of overheating and fire.
The risk affects a number of its AMILO Notebook products, with the company confirming four reported cases of AMILO models overheating. So far there have been no injuries, said Fujitsu.
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The company said users should immediately take out their batteries for free exchange and only operate their machines using AC power.
The problem potentially affects 250,000 shipped notebooks.
Apple has recalled 156,000 of its laptop batteries since last summer because of similar overheating problems.
AMILO models affected: AMILO A7640, AMILO A1640, AMILO M1405, AMILO M1424, AMILO M1425, AMILO M7405, AMILO M7424, AMILO M7425, AMILO Pro V2020
More details on the exchange programme can be read here: www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/battteryexchange