HP expands recall of laptop computer batteries
The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, sold between August 2007 and July 2008, are in addition to the 70,000 units recalled by HP in May 2009.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers should stop using recalled products immediately and contact HP for instructions on replacing the battery. Laptop owners may use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives.
Since the May 2009 recall, HP has received 38 additional reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured resulting in 11 instances of minor personal injury and 31 instances of minor property damage.
The recalled batteries are used with various model series of HP and Compaq notebook computers. The chart below includes all notebook model numbers associated with batteries recalled to date. The computer model number is located at the top of the service label on the bottom of the notebook computer. Not all batteries matching the bar codes are being recalled.
If you have a battery which you think may be subject to recall, visit the HP Battery Replacement Program website.
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