Sunday, 21 January, 2018

HP recalls 50000 laptop batteries amid overheating concerns

HP recalls computer batteries over fire risk HP laptop batteries overheating leads to recall
Javier Burns | 06 January, 2018, 01:29

HP has received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500 with one report of a minor injury involving a first degree burn to the hand.

HP has announced a worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook computer and mobile workstation batteries.

The batteries were shipped in the computers and workstations sold from December 2015 through December 2017 for approximately $300-$400.

According to the CPSC, consumers should immediately visit HP's recall page to find out if their battery is among those affected by the issue.

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The computer maker said the troublesome batteries were sold with the following products over the last two years: Envy, HP11, HP Pavilion, HP ProBook, HP Studio G3 and ZBook models.

HP will provide a free battery replacement to those affected.

HP has issued instructions for using its battery validation tool to check if your laptop is impacted. As these batteries are sealed inside the laptop, a qualified technician will be called upon to carry out the replacement. "Accepting Battery Safety Mode causes the battery to discharge and to cease future charging until Battery Safety Mode is disabled".

Customers should go to www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 to see if their battery is included in the recall. HP is also providing a BIOS update that places the battery in "Battery Safety Mode" so that the notebook or workstation can be safely used without the battery by connecting to an HP power adapter.

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