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HP Issues Recall of 50000 Laptop Batteries Due to Fire Risk

HP Issues Recall of 50000 Laptop Batteries Due to Fire Risk

HP has recalled batteries in notebook computers and mobile workstations.

"These batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers", HP said in a statement. The batteries were shipped in the computers and workstations sold from December 2015 through December 2017 for approximately $300-$400.

The batteries were sold with several products including HP ProBooks, the HPx360 310 G2, the HP Envy m6, the HP Pavilion x360, the HP 11, HP ZBook Mobile Workstations and HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstations.

If so, there are also instructions on how to put your notebook into "battery safety mode" for the time being - effectively discharging and disabling the battery, meaning you'll have to use the portable plugged into a power socket - while a replacement battery is arranged.




The CPSC says the batteries are not customer-replaceable and HP will provide free battery replacement services by an authorized technician.

If you have an HP laptop, you'll want to see if your model is mentioned in the following laptop battery recall notice issued by HP. That might sound like a small percentage, but given how many devices HP shifts in a year, it's still likely to be a fairly substantial figure.

The batteries were issued between December 2015 and December 2017 either with the laptops, or as accessories and replacement batteries for them.

HP has set up a recall site and released a BIOS update.


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