HP Announces Huge Battery Recall For Overheating Risk

HP recalls over 10000 laptop batteries due to scolded lap concerns
HP Inc recalls 101000 laptop batteries before they halt and catch fire
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28 January, 2017

According to Health Canada, HP Canada has only received one report in which affected laptop battery caught on fire, but it didn't injure anyone.

HP past year issued a recall of around 40,000 batteries, warning users' of affected laptops that they might end up with a scolded lap.

A notice of the recall has been issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Mexican and Canadian authorities, who state that the recall affects around 101,000 computers. They were also sold online at both HP.com and other online retailers.

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The black batteries measure about 8 to 10.5 inches long, 2 inches wide and about 1 inch high.

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The battery bar code is located on the underside of the battery.

The recall affects a wide range of laptops using lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells, everything from gaming and professional notebooks on down to general objective machines. The recall covers an additional 101,000 laptops to the 41,000 units that were deemed potentially defective in June 2016, bringing the total number to 142,000 notebooks.

It should be noted that if your battery was one of those deemed not affected in the June 2016 recall, that might have changed so you should double check. The batteries, which were sold separately, cost $50 to $90.

Affected users can still use their laptop without a battery by keeping it plugged into AC power while the system is in use. The company urged consumers to recheck their batteries.

Users can easily check if their battery is eligible for recall. Affected batteries will carry a bar code that starts with 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL or 6EBVA.


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