As posted on HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries that could catch fire
Another day, another battery recall.
HP’s expanding on a battery recall issued last June to include batteries in several HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP Envy, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion laptops. The reason for the additional recall is the same as most battery recalls: they could overheat and catch fire.
The recall affects 101,000 laptop batteries sold between March 2013 through October 2016 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Computerworld reports.
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. In the U.S., HP has received eight reports of batteries overheating, catching fire or melting. Though there have no reports of batteries catching fire in Mexico, the recall still extends to the region.
To see if your laptop battery is part of the recall program, just look on the underside of your battery and see if it has a code starting with any of the below:
HP’s urging all customers to stop using the affected batteries immediately. Fortunately, because the batteries are removable, users can still plug in their power adapter to the laptop and continue using their machines.
The company says it’ll provide a free battery replacement for each “verified, eligible battery”.