Toshiba recently recalled lithium-ion battery packs used in 91,000 laptops due to overheating, potentially causing fire hazards to consumers. The company is now expanding that recall to cover an additional 83,000 laptops.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
Toshiba has received one additional report of a battery pack overheating. Previously, the company had received four consumer complaints of overheating and melting incidents. None of the five reports included injuries.
In reference to laptops directly affected by the recall, Toshiba cautions that other computers may be affected if their owners purchased extra battery packs or had their batteries replaced during servicing.
In the event that your battery has been recalled, Toshiba suggest that users power off the laptop, remove the battery, and request a replacement battery pack.
Until a replacement battery pack is received, consumers should use the laptop by plugging into AC power only.