Japan’s KDDI to Replace Up to 2 Million Handset Batteries on Overheating

KDDI Corp. (9433) will replace as many as 2 million batteries in three Japanese mobile handset models made by Hitachi Ltd. (6501) and Casio Computer Co. due to concerns the batteries may overheat.

The company received eight reports of the batteries overheating, according to a statement on its website today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Gearoid Reidy in Tokyo at greidy1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gearoid Reidy at greidy1@bloomberg.net

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.