It has been announced that HP is recalling more than 100,000 lithium-ion batteries used in various laptop models. This move is basically an expansion from the 41,000 battery units recalled back last June. The Consumer Product Safety Commission claims that the said batteries could overheat and is deemed to be a fire and burn hazard. You might want to check your computer if it is one of the affected ones. Just to name a few of the affected models included are HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion notebooks that were sold between March 2013 and October 2016.
Here is a workaround for the meantime for affected consumers. It is advised that the affected consumer remove the battery and use the AC adapter for the meantime and contact HP for a free replacement. It is worth double checking with HP’s battery recall site.
Overheating incidents are limited and not that high compared to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. Samsung’s Note 7 has a history of exploding which has caused damage to the user in various ways.
It has been estimated that less than 1 percent of laptops sold during the said time frame were affected. HP recently received report of a battery overheating which had caused $1,000 worth of property damage. It is not the first time a computer company such as HP had to do a fire-related recall of its products. Back in 2014, HP was forced to recall more than six million laptop cords due to reports of overheating.
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