IHT: Kyocera recalls batteries in U.S. amid safety fears

My spin: Well, if you’ve got a Kyocerea model 7135 Smartphone…you know what to do.
WASHINGTON Kyocera, a Japanese maker of mobile phones, has recalled 140,000 handset batteries in the United States that may “erupt with force” and burn users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
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The batteries are in Kyocera’s model 7135 Smartphone, sold from September to December 2003 for about $500 by the U.S. carriers Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular and Alltel, the commission said Friday in a statement. About 40,000 batteries are in consumers’ hands, with the rest unsold, said John Chier, a spokesman for Kyocera’s U.S. phone business.
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