SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

October 27, 2006 17:59 ET

Fujitsu Notebook PC Battery Exchange Program

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2006 -- On October 24, 2006, in Japan, a battery pack manufactured by Sony that was installed in a Fujitsu mobile computer (a Japanese market model equivalent to the Fujitsu LifeBook® model P7120 notebook PC sold in the United States) overheated and damaged the computer. Fujitsu Limited's press release with further details in the English language will be posted at: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/

The cause is under investigation, but because the Sony battery within the LifeBook P7120 notebook PC is subject to the previously announced U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Sony Battery Recall program (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07011.html), customers with LifeBook P7120 notebook PCs and all other LifeBook models included in this recall are advised to continue using their Fujitsu notebook PC safely only after turning the system off, ejecting the battery, and using the AC adapter and power cord originally supplied with the LifeBook to power the system until their replacement battery is received.

In cooperation with Sony and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation has voluntarily recalled approximately 40,000 Fujitsu-branded lithium-ion batteries with cells manufactured by Sony. Under certain conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could cause a risk of fire.

Fujitsu sold or provided these batteries from June 2005 through October 2006. The recalled batteries were sold with the following Fujitsu notebook PCs: C1320D, P1510/P1510D, P7120/P7120D, Q2010, S7020/S7020D, and the T4210*. Additional recalled batteries were sold as accessories for use in the aforementioned models, with the following part numbers shown on the battery: CP229720-01, CP229725-01, CP234003-01, CP234019-01, CP255100-01, CP255108-01, CP267910-01, CP267915-01, CP283030-01 and CP293420-01.

Not all notebook PCs listed above will have affected batteries. Customers with a notebook model listed above should contact Fujitsu either at the Fujitsu Computer Systems web site at http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/battery or call toll-free at 1-800-8FUJITSU. Customers can also write to Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Attn: Battery Recall, 1250 E. Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085.

* A total of thirty-one LifeBook T4210 units were affected in the United States and Canada. These customers have been identified by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE® strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, LifeBook, and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries.

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