HP Recalls Laptop Batteries Over Fire Hazard Concerns

HP Recalls Laptop Batteries Over Fire Hazard Concerns

The recall involves lithium-ion batteries for HP Notebook computers and mobile workstations. HP also warned that the batteries could be a "burn hazard to customers". Included in the recall are a number of HP ProBook G2 and G3 models, ZBook 17 and Zbook Studio laptops, and Pavilion x360 and Envy m6 laptops, among others.

The batteries in question were also sold as replacements for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation or any of the above products, HP says.

This time, HP and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimate about 50,000 U.S. batteries and 2,600 sold in Canada need immediate replacement to keep users out of harm's way.

FOLLOWING Christmas and new year, but before Valentine's Day, it's time for what is fast becoming another beloved annual tradition - HP recalling some overheating batteries. Three of those customers also reported property damage totalling $4,500, and one reported a first degree burn on their hand. While in "Battery Safety Mode", the laptops can still function safely while connected to an HP power adaptor. In some cases, that overheating could cause the batteries to become unstable and catch fire. Instead, they should only be done via authorized service outlets where the batteries would be replaced free of cost.

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HP has issued a safety recall for thousands of laptop batteries used in its products around the world.

"HP's primary concern is for the safety of our customers", a company statement read.

If the above list and reference table still leaves you in some doubt whether your system is affected or not, HP has created a special Battery Program Validation Utility.

More than 50,000 computers across various models are a part of this recall.

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