Panasonic has identified a possible problem with the Li-ion battery included with their popular FZ-G1 Toughpad and recently announced a free battery replacement program. Almost all FZ-G1 owners are eligible and should download the BIOS utility to prevent the overheating problem affecting Li-ion batteries.
The root cause of this issue is contamination inside the battery cells. When batteries
covered under this recall notice are used in environments with wide temperature
variation, a short circuit can occur inside the cell that can cause overheating and ignition.
- Contact Panasonic to receive a replacement battery.
- Download and run Panasonic’s BIOS Utility on the tablet which enables battery charging controls to minimize the risk of overheating and ignition
See Panasonic’s announcement