FZ-G1 battery recall information.

A quick digest of the most relevant information is shown in the selected quotes below.

Please visit: http://us.panasonic.com/fzG1recall for more information, as well as a firmware update download that may help prevent issues while you are awaiting a replacement battery pack.

"As a result of Panasonic’s ongoing commitment to improving our products and services,

we recently identified an issue involving the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet

incorporating battery packs that are specified below. The battery pack of the tablet could

overheat and ignite, causing a fire hazard."

"The root cause of this issue is contamination inside the battery cells. When batteries

covered under this recall notice are used in environments with wide temperature

variation, a short circuit can occur inside the cell that can cause overheating and ignition."

"If you purchased a Panasonic FZ-G1 tablet in the United States with the following model

numbers (FZ-G1A, FZ-G1B, FZ-G1C, FZ-G1F, FZ-G1J, FZ-G1K, FZ-G1L, FZ-G1M,

FZ-G1N) in conjunction with the FZ-VZSU84U/ FZ-VZSU89U/ FZ-VZSU96U battery

pack, please contact us immediately to receive a new battery & firmware. You may

contact us through one of the following methods:

 Web: http://us.panasonic.com/fzG1recall

 Email: FZG1BatteryProgram@support-us.panasonic.com

 Phone: toll free 844-633-1030"