Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Recall of Nokia battery and Mattel toys

Who doesn't own a cellular phone these days, epecially in a text-driven country like ours??? That's why news like this gets top-billings in the headlines. Of course I was immediately concerned upon learning that Nokia is recalling defective Nokia BL-5C batteries since my unit uses the same kind. Immediately, I surfed the internet for more info and discovered this official site of Nokia where one could type the serial number located on the battery and find out whether that particular unit is among those being recalled by Nokia. The verdict??? Fortunately, mine wasn't.

The recall was made on batteries made by Matsushita Japan, although no serious injuries have actually been reported. Recalling 46 million batteries??? This must be a nightmare for Nokia, especially with various emerging threats to its dominant position as the market-leader in the cellular phone business.

Have you also heard of the recall by Mattel's of its toys featuring characters like Big Bird and Elmo from Sesame Street and Dora the Explorer because of excessive amounts of lead paint?? These toys were manufactured by a company in China. This is especially alarming since Mattel is one of the most respected names in the toy industry. Sadly, the owner of the factory in China hanged himself in a warehouse last Saturday. Probably due to humiliation...poor guy. I just hope that these toys won't find their way to the Philippine market.

8 comments:

kyels said...

I heard about this news too (Nokia and Mattel). Thank God your battery's not one of those recalled units!

snglguy said...

Hmm, how I wish some of our "kapalmuks" politicians would do the same thing as that factory owner in China. We'd probably be a better country without them...

Ay buti na lang Sony Ericsson ang binili ko last week, hehe. :-)

Senor Enrique said...

I should go to their site and have my battery checked against their list.

ladybug said...

kyels> Disturbing news noh? Their products are being patronized by ordinary consumers. I hope they will be more careful in the future.

ladybug said...

snglguy> Wow...asa pa tayo. Wishful thinking on our part. We'd certainly be better off without them.

Oo nga eh, naisip nga kita when I saw the news. Buti na lang Sony Ericsson nga eh. Nice phone by the way.

ladybug said...

eric> Yup. Better check it out. I hope it's not one of the defective units.

momoftwo said...

You know I was paranoid when I saw the recalled toys from Mattel. Because my daughter has few Dora toys. Thank goodness, I did not find anything that's on the list. Lead paint poisoning is really nasty could damage a child's brain.

ladybug said...

momoftwo> Kakatakot nga talaga. Buti na lang wala sa listahan yung toys ng daughter mo. Hope you have a nice week ahead of you.