(AFP) - Japan's largest mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo Inc. has announced a plan to recall some 1.3 million batteries installed in its mobile phones produced by Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
NTT DoCoMo said it a statement it would recall the Mitsubishi-brand FOMA D902i handsets to change defective batteries produced before May 2006 by a unit of Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd, reports Trend.
The D06 series batteries could generate excessive heat and possibly rupture during charging if the batteries have been subjected to a strong external impact, it said.
"We received at least one rupture case and 17 other cases are now under examination," a NTT DoCoMo spokesman said, adding that it would temporarily suspend sales of the D902i, D902iS and D903i handsets.
The company said details on the total cost of the recall and which company would take responsibility were unavailable.