Tuesday January 24, 2017

HP Recalls Over 100,000 More Laptop Batteries For Fire Hazard

HP’s laptop battery recall saga continues. Back in June 2016, the company recalled 41,000 batteries, which has now been expanded to over twice that amount. So far, the company has received one report of a laptop catching fire in Canada, and eight reports for overheating, catching fire, or melting in the U.S. One battery that overheated incurred "about $1,000 in property damage," which doesn’t seem too bad when you consider what a typical fire can do. The barcodes affected are 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL, and 6EBVA.

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HP is expanding its recall of laptop batteries with overheating issues that can cause computer damage and even fire. The company is recalling an additional 101,000 batteries in some laptops sold between March 2013 through October 2016. This is an expansion of the recall initiated in June 2016, which involved HP recalling 41,000 batteries. The batteries are in laptop brands including HP, Compaq, ProBook, Envy, Compaq Presario, and Pavilion laptops. Battery packs sold separately are also affected.