The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, www.saferproducts.gov, has issued a product recall for lithium-ion computer battery packs sold in Panasonic CF-S10 Series laptop computers, which pose a risk of fire.  Consumers should immediately stop using the laptop computer with the recalled battery, power off the device, remove the battery pack and contact Panasonic for a free replacement battery pack.  Panasonic may be contacted toll free at 855-772-8324 any time or visit www.panasonic.com and click on Product Recall for more information.  The laptops were sold at dealers between the years December 2011 through August 2013 for about $2,000.00 a laptop.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. 

Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion dollars annually.  To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to www.saferproducts.gov or call CPSC’s hotline at 800-638-2772.