So far, HP has recalled 162,600 lithium ion batteries from HP and Compaq notebooks sold between July 2007 and July 2008.
The CPSC says the batteries in those 31 models of laptops can possibly "overheat and rupture, posing fire and burn hazards."
Overall, there have been 40 incidents of overheating/rupturing since May 2010, with 7 customers being burnt. There were 36 counts of property damage, as well.
HP notebook owners are encouraged to check this website to see if your model is part of the recall. HP replaces the batteries for free.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 1 Jun 2011 13:12