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.
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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