On August 14, Nokia, a globally renowned phone maker, announced an order to recall 46 million factory packed cell phone batteries worldwide. The company will offer new ones to the users.
Nokia China said that the Nokia BL-5C batteries produced by Panasonic between December 2005 and November 2006 are liable to overheating caused by short circuit while being recharged. Nokia and Panasonic are currently cooperating in an investigation concerning the problem.
Cai Yun, a senior staff member with Nokia China, revealed that it is currently impossible for Nokia to know exactly how many the problematic cell phones have been sold in China. But available statistics show that the sales of the batteries were quite moderate in China. Chinese users won't be affected much, he added.
For more details, please read the full story in Chinese. (http://finance.jinghua.cn/c/200708/15/n541193.shtml)
(China.org.cn August 15 2007)