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ATTN:Guys who keep theirs in their POCKET!
By: Architect @ 07:44 PM

Kyocera Wireless Corp. recalled approximately 140,000 batteries in its Smartphone cell phones today because the batteries can short-circuit or erupt with force and heat, posing a burn hazard to users.

Kyocera has received four reports of battery failures, and one report of a burn caused by a cell phone overheating and bursting in the user's pocket, according to Scott Wolfson, spokesman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recalled batteries are included in Kyocera model 7135 Smartphone cell phones. The black and silver flip-up phones say "Kyocera" at the top of the screen. The recalled batteries have the red and white Kyocera logo printed on the front and a product code ending in -05 printed on the underside.

Phones with the -05 batteries were sold at Verizon Wireless, US Cellular and ALLTEL Corporation stores, on the Kyocera Web site and through telemarketing retailers nationwide between September and December. The phones sold for about $500. The batteries sold separately for about $21.

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