Packard Bell  is announcing a voluntary safety recall of the battery contained in certain Packard Bell EasyNote MX36, MX37, MX51 and MX52 notebook computers due to potentially defective battery cells.

The recall only affects units manufactured between July and December 2007. The affected units were mainly sold in Europe.
The battery cells contained in the affected units may experience internal short circuits which can potentially cause the cells to overheating and/or catch fire. There is no risk of electrocution to the user.  There have been no reports of injuries.
End-users of EasyNote MX36, MX37, MX51 and MX52 notebook computers should visit the company’s website at www.packardbell.com or contact Packard Bell’s service hotline at [971 4 8056320] to determine if their computer is affected by this recall.
Additionally, as a precautionary measure, users of the affected computers should remove the battery pack and operate the computer via the power cord.