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Kyocera recalls cellphone batteries
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WASHINGTON A company is recalling about a (m) million cellphone batteries that could pose a burn hazard.

The San Diego company, Kyocera Wireless, says some of the batteries may be counterfeit and could short-circuit.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Kyocera has heard ten reports of battery failure. The safety group says eight cases caused smoke and property damage and two caused minor burn injuries.

The recalled batteries involve three different cell phones: the Slider Series, K-400 Series and 3200 Series.

The batteries were sold across the country at ALLTEL, Cricket Communications, Metro P-C-S, U-S Cellular and Verizon Wireless stores. Telemarketing retailers, various Web sites and regional phone carriers also sold them.

Safety officials say consumers should stop using the batteries and store them with nonflammable materials.

(Customers can get specific model numbers, detailed information and a replacement battery by calling 866-559-3882.)

Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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