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Panasonic to recall 43,000 computer batteries after fires

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Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. has said it will be recalling 43,000 battery packs used in notebook computers, reports Reuters.

The move follows three incidents in Japan and Thailand in which the batteries overheated and caught fire. Panasonic said it has detected a problem in the manufacturing procedure between April and July 2011, Reuters reported. It will replace the batteries free of cost. It said no injuries have been reported.

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