Panasonic Canada recalls Panasonic Toughbooks CF-SX2 Series and CF-C2 Series
- Starting date:
- May 9, 2018
- Posting date:
- May 9, 2018
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Panasonic Toughbooks CF-SX2 Series and CF-C2 Series
This recall involves the Panasonic Toughbooks from model series CF-SX2 and CF-C2. These rugged laptops, made to withstand multiple falls and weather conditions, were sold in silver. The model number is located on the bottom left-hand corner of the monitor screen.
The laptop battery may spontaneously ignite during charging or after the battery is fully charged, resulting in a fire hazard.
As of May 3, 2018 the company has received no reports of the battery igniting in Canada, and no reports of injuries.
Approximately 300 CF-SX2 affected units and 1723 CF-C2 affected units were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold in Canada from October 2012 to May 2017.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Japan and Taiwan.
Panasonic Canada Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately download the BIOS utility to their Toughbook CF-SX2 Series and CF-C2 Series from the Panasonic Canada Website, to enable the ECO/High Temp laptop mode, which will reduce the risk of battery ignition.
Panasonic Canada will be providing a Toughbook software update at the end of May 2018, which will diagnose and control the state of the battery to avoid battery ignition. The Toughbook battery correction does not require battery replacements.
For more information, consumers may contact Panasonic Canada by telephone at 1-800-668-8386, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, by email, online (Online case) or support (Support site).
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.