Nokia: Matsushita Battery picks up recall tab

Nokia said Friday that battery manufacturer Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. will cover the costs of a recall announced August 14 affecting 46 million devices.

Nokia said Friday that battery manufacturer Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. will cover the costs of a recall announced August 14 affecting 46 million devices.

On Aug. 14, Nokia warned that its batteries could overheat when charged. These Nokia-branded 5L-5C batteries affected much of the device maker's lineup.

In a statement Matsushita said the following:

"Nokia and Matsushita have a long business relationship and the two companies are cooperating closely together in this situation," said Masatsugu Kondo, President of Matsushita Battery. "Matsushita Battery has agreed to cover the direct costs associated with the product advisory, including, among other things, logistics costs, call center costs, and replacement battery costs."