When it comes to recalls of a particular product, it does bring about a rather sobering experience – that the company which you purchased the product from has a sense of responsibility and integrity to owning up to their mistake, but does this mean you can trust in their future product quality and reliability? Panasonic has long churned out tough and rugged tablets, and the Toughbook line has seen a fair number of models introduced over the years. Still, despite being rough and tough, the Toughbook H2 rugged tablet PC has seen an expanded battery recall announced.
This expanded recall will include the Toughbook H2 battery packs that were manufactured between June 2011 and September 2012, where it will follow up on a recall that was announced earlier this year on May 28, which covered battery packs manufactured between June 2011 and May 2012. What is the reason for the recall? Panasonic has cited a rare possibility of overheating or igniting due to a manufacturing condition, although it must be noted that there has been no reports whatsoever concerning fires or injuries in the US to date – and let’s keep it that way.
Do take note that while there are two battery slots (which are located on the left and right sides), only the battery packs that depict both numbers will have to go through the replacement process. After all, isn’t prevention better than cure? [Press Release]