It seems to become common for electronic companies that produces items that require batteries to recall batteries with a manufacturing defect that may lead to mobile phone explosions under certain circumstances. I was concerned that my new phone, the Nokia N73 Music Edition, was one of the phones that could have a defective battery but I was lucky this time.
There are however lots of mobile phones affected, here is the full list of phones that could be effected:
Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60, Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-1W, Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-3W
A lot of phones, don't you think ? Not all of the phones are affected, it depends on the type of battery that is placed in the phone. Only the BL-5C battery model is affected, take a look at the screenshots to find out if your phone uses one of those batteries.
The first step would be to turn the mobile phone off, take the battery out of the case and check the battery model. The battery model is shown on the screenshot below. If the model is not BL-5C it is not affected by the recall. You can insert it again in the phone and keep on using it without any danger.
If it is one of the affected battery models you need to look at the back of the battery and enter the battery identification number on a Nokia Advisory website to check if your battery is affected.
Once entered on the website, you are informed if your battery needs to be replaced or not.
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