HP recalls over 100,000 laptop batteries over fire hazard

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HP has expanded a recall of batteries used in notebook computers because they can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 101,000 batteries are being recalled this time around — in addition to the 41,000 batteries that were recalled last June.

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Recall alert! Check your HP laptop for this battery

The recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP products. The batteries are compatible with HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion notebook computers.

The recalled batteries were shipped with laptops sold at Best Buy, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club and other authorized retailers between March 2013 and October 2016.

The batteries included in this expanded recall have barcodes starting with:

  • 6BZLU
  • 6CGFK
  • 6CGFQ
  • 6CZMB
  • 6DEMA
  • 6DEMH
  • 6DGAL
  • 6EBVA

HP recalls 100K laptop batteries for fire hazard

Image: CPSC

The CPSC said that HP has received an additional report of a battery overheating, melting and charring. The incident caused an estimated $1,000 in property damage.

Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries and remove them from the computer.

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Batteries that were not included in the June 2016 recall may be part of the expanded recall, so consumers are urged to check their batteries again. 

To validate your battery and order a free replacement, visit HP online.

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