HP forced to recall more potentially hazardous batteries

HP forced to recall more potentially hazardous batteries
HP has now added more batteries to its recall list, with each being a potential safety hazard according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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
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  • KillerBug

    The battery in my DV6000 was overheating so bad that it caused burns to my legs, and HP said nothing was wrong...now they are recalling it because they are so bad that they actually explode.

    F**K YOU HP!!!

    They did it again...the battery code is one letter off of the recall, so they won't replace a battery that gets to hot that I had to remove it to prevent burns. They won't even let me email support; I have to pay to call their support line if I want to complain.

    Once again, F**K YOU HP!!!


    2.6.2011 00:57 #1

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