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Nokia to replace 46 million batteries

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Nokia is offering to replace 46 million batteries for its mobile phones after reports of overheating while charging.
The problems are confined to BL-5C batteries made by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006.

Nokia said there had been 100 reports of overheating, and that the problem battery had been used inside more than 50 different phones.

Nokia said in a statement: "Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the affected batteries could potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge."

Customers can check on the Nokia website if the battery in their mobile phone is affected.

"Concerned consumers may want to monitor a mobile device while charging that contains a BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory," the company said.

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