Nokia’s BL-5C

For Nokia users, please see the latest advisory from Nokia about the safety of using the battery with model number, BL-5C. According to Nokia’s Global Site,

This is a product advisory for the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006. This product advisory does not apply to any other Nokia battery.

Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the affected batteries could potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge. Nokia is working closely with relevant local authorities to investigate this situation.

For more information and if you want to know, if your battery is needed for replacement.


It will direct you to the Nokia website where you can check the step-by-step instruction on how to check if your BL-5C is indeed needed for replacement.

While I was listening to the news on our way home, the representative for Nokia’s Public Communications was interviewed by Karen Da Villa. According to her, when you found that your batter was defective, you have to apply the replacement online, and after giving necessary info (i.e. name, address…) the new battery will be delivered via DHL. Then you have to return defective battery, post paid by Nokia. Aba eh, dapat lang!

And for people who does not have any internet access, or did not know how to use internet, they can contact this number 8861234, also given by the Nokia rep, and they could verify if the 26-character that they found on their battery is valid for replacement.

Isa lang ang masasabi ko….”Patay kang Matsushita ka!”…hehehe…