Panasonic, the manufacturer of the Leica CS35 Field Controller (FZ-G1), has issued an important safety notice in relation to the tablet’s battery pack. Under certain scenarios and for certain production lots, this pack can overheat and ignite.
Panasonic provides details and advice on how to proceed, such as operating the unit with the power adaptor, on their official website. Panasonic outlines the risk scenarios, gives detailed instructions on how customers can identify affected units, and provides a step by step guides on how to proceed. You can find detailed steps here.
Panasonic have released an update to the BIOS which allow the use of the device until an appropriate resolution is available.
The affected models are:
FZG1A, FZ-G1B, FZ-G1C, FZ-G1F, FZ-G1J, FZ-G1K, FZ-G1L, FZ-G1M, FZG1N
In conjunction with battery packs FZ-VZSU84U, FZ-VZSU89U, FZ-VZSU96U
Details on how to check if your equipment is affected are contained in the release above.